The Defence Headquarters, DHQ, Abuja, on Tuesday night, dissociated the Armed Forces of Nigeria from a document calling for the overthrow of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.
Navy Capt. Muhammed Wabi, the Deputy Director of Defence Information, accused a group, “Nigerian Continuity and Progress, NCP,’’ 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.
“The Armed Forces of Nigeria, AFN, 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, NCP, calling for support of a revolution to oust the current democratically elected government, and in its place establish an illegitimate interim government.
“The AFN out-rightly 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 it in totality, the call to derail our hard earned democracy’’, the statement read.
Wabi said that the AFN is “very mindful of its constitutional responsibilities’’, and will not be misled into any act that will 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.’’
The statement noted that all relevant law enforcement Agencies have been advised to unravel those behind the seditious document, for appropriate actions.