By Nkoli Opara (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Yusuf Buratai, has warned the country’s top military brass to desist from any plan to scuttle the ongoing democratic experiment in the country.
Buratai, who gave the warning on Friday during the Army’s decoration of 39 newly promoted Major Generals, swore that the Nigerian Army was primed to frustrate the enemies of the country who were bent on destroying the country’s nascent democracy.
In his words, “Democracy has come to stay. We will not tolerate any agent of destabilization. The years of military misadventure in politics have never carried us anywhere. It is over”
He also kicked against the practice of lobbying for appointments from the political class.
“Do not hobnob with politicians. At this rank of two-star generals, if you want to lobby for an appointment, lobby the Chief of Army Staff and you can only do this through hard work, discipline and loyalty.
“All our eyes are on you,” he added.