The Nigerian military has refuted and distanced self from the circulation of document, calling for the overthrow of the government of President Muhammadu Buhari.
This was contained in a statement issued by the Deputy Director of Defence Information (DDI), Defence Headquarters (DHQ), Capt. Muhammed Wabi.
The military in the statement however accused a group, “Nigerian Continuity and Progress’’ as being behind the document.
Wabi alleged that the document called for the setting up of an “interim government’’ in place of the elected government.
Part of the statement reads: “The Armed Forces of Nigeria wishes to dissociate itself from the rascality and intentions as espoused in a document being circulated by a faceless group named Nigerian Continuity and Progress calling for support of a revolution to oust the current democratically elected government and in its place establish an illegitimate interim government.
“The AFN outrightly condemns the undemocratic and demonic actions of the author of the document.”
“Accordingly, members of the public are enjoined to discountenance the content of the documents being circulated by NCP and equally condemned in totality, the call to derail our hard-earned democracy.”
According to the DHQ’s Deputy Spokesperson, the armed forces was “very mindful of its constitutional responsibilities’’ and would not be misled into any act that would undermine democracy as enshrined in the 1999 Constitution as amended.
“The AFN remains unflinchingly loyal to the Constitution, as well as President Muhammadu Buhari and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,” he added.
Wabi also said that all relevant law enforcement agencies had been advised to unravel those behind the seditious document for appropriate actions.
Buhari is due to be sworn in for his second term on May 29, 2019 after being declared winner of the February presidential election, which is currently being contested in court.