Supporters ride in a campaign bus of leading opposition All Progressive Congress (APC) presidential candidate Mohammadu Buhari and his running mate Yemi Osinbajo as they drive past a campaign poster of Nigerian President and candidate to his re-elect ~ PIUS UTOMI EKPEI
Lagos - Despite a Federal High Court ruling, the Federal government has deployed military troops across the country ahead of the upcoming elections, Naij reported.
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The government in a statement, said that the troops were disposed to ensure peace, order and stability during the elections.
Mike Omeri, the coordinator of the National Information Centre, told journalists in Abuja that there would be a sufficient amount of security and urged Nigerians to obey the law.
He added that the government had not gone against the ruling of the Federal High Court as the troops were there to maintain order.
He also added that President Jonathan was well within the constitution to deploy the troops and that no court could go against it.
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