Rivers state Governor Nyesom Wike has advised the military high command to desist from posting soldiers on attachment to politicians.
The Rivers governor was speaking against the backdrop of claims made by the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, that some politicians were approaching some officers and soldiers for political reasons.
The governor made this known at Oyigbo, Rivers State, where he flagged off construction work on the old Aba road.
”It is undemocratic to attach soldiers to politicians because that could be counter-productive and pose a threat to national security.”
”It is only in this country that you will see soldiers following politicians around; it has never happened in a developed country.”
”In a democratic setting, soldiers attached to politicians can be used for undemocratic activities,” he said.
Wike noted that only the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces had the privilege to have soldiers posted to guard him, and advised that such privilege should not be extended to other politicians.topics from