Politicians, unauthorize persons dresses in military uniforms for election campaign are liable to prosecution – DHQ warns

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By Joy Odor

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has warned politicians and others to desist from wearing of military uniforms and accoutrements for political events and other engagements henceforth.

The DHQ noted with dismay that some politicians have formed the habit of wearing military uniforms and accoutrements for electioneering campaign posters.

According DHQ in a press statement in Abuja by Acting Director Defence Information (DDI), Air Commodore WAP Maigida said the campaign posters of some Governors, dressed in military camouflage uniforms, are displayed in noticeable areas in their respective states.

It maintained that the action is manifestly illegal and an abuse of the privilege of allowing civilians wear military uniforms during military training exercises.

DHQ opined that the Armed Forces of Nigeria, as a professional institution, remains apolitical and, as such, would not want to be dragged into any form of political bias.

It therefore vowed that anyone found culpable in this regard would be liable to prosecution.

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