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National Peace Board lauds army conduct during poll

2015-04-14 22:41
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

Abuja - Members of the National Peace Committee for the 2015 general elections have expressed satisfaction with the conduct of the Armed Forces during the polls.

Led by Chairman General Abdulsalam Abubakar (Rtd) during a visit to the Defence Headquarters in Abuja, the committee praised the forces for the "professional" and "unbiased" manner in which they conducted themselves.

Abubakar also charged the military to remain true to their Constitutional duty by creating conducive environment for people to cast their votes without fear, harassment and intimidation.

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"All of you in one way or the other are veterans of peacekeeping, I am not surprised that through your leadership, the military has been able to safeguard this country. I am happy you have been able to do that creditably," he said.

"The electoral process is not yet over, it has to be continued and perfected; we are calling on you to continue to enhance professionalism in the conduct of the Nigerian military during elections.

"No rascality, no taking of sides and no idea of personal preference. You have to remain true to your professionalism and create a climate that is conducive for Nigerians to exercise their own constitutional rights to vote without fear, harassment and intimidation."

Abubakar meanwhile congratulated the Chief of Defence Staff, Marshal Alex Badeh, on the current successes being recorded by the troops of the armed forces in their counter terrorism operation in the North East of the country.

He noted that Nigerian military and police had a history of creating positive impact anywhere they serve in United Nations mission and also prayed for the repose of the souls of the fallen heroes. 

- CAJ News
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