News Investigators/ The Nigerian Military on Tuesday sounded warning to those who might be planning to foment trouble over the outcome of the court judgement on the 2023 presidential election slated for Wednesday.
The military authorities said it would not allow any person or group of persons to cause any trouble as a result of the eventual outcome of the presidential election petition tribunal judgment.
The election petition tribunal had on Monday announced its plan to deliver judgment on the petitions by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) flagbearer, Atiku Abubakar and its Labour Party (LP) counterpart, Peter Obi against President Bola Tinubu as well as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The authorities’ warning is coming on the heels of security reports by the Department of State Services (DSS) of an impending nationwide protests by aggrieved politicians against any likely unfavorable outcome.
Speaking ahead of the Wednesday, September 6 date fixed for ruling, the Director, Defence Information, Tukur Gusau warned that the military would not fold its hands and allow anybody to cause trouble.
Mr. Gusau, a brigadier general, noted that the Guards Brigade and Army Headquarters Garrison in collaboration with other security agencies “are on alert to tackle those who may be planning to foment trouble.”
He said violent protests regarding the outcome of the presidential election verdict would not be allowed, assuring the public not to worry but to go about their lawful lawful businesses.
Mr. Gusau said the military have been maintaining peace and security in collaboration with other security agencies across the country, adding that security measures are in place to guarantee peace.
‘’In Abuja, we have the Guards Brigade and the Army Headquarters Garrison in conjunction with other security agencies that have been on the ground to provide security in the FCT.
“We will continue to do our own work, and if anybody wants to perpetrate any mayhem, we cannot fold our arms and be looking at them. We have to do our job.
‘’On the (judgment) day, we will maintain our normal vigilance in conjunction with other security agencies. We can’t be doing our work and see somebody trying to unleash mayhem and we keep quiet. So, why are we outside,” he said.