By Augustine Aminu
Global Peace Movement International, UK , has praised the conduct of Nigerian Armed Forces personnel during Saturday’s Guber elections in Kogi, Bayelsa and Imo states.
According to GPMI, its men on the ground specifically went out on Saturday to assess the conduct of the Armed forces, and they found them to have carried out their responsibilities with high ethical standards.
President General of the group, Dr Mike Uyi said reports from the three states indicated that the Armed forces of Nigeria kept to its promise and indeed not only was apolitical, but collaborated with other security agencies.
In a statement on Monday in Abuja, Mike said he and other members of GPMI came into Nigeria to investigate the promises by the Chief of Defence Staff, General Christopher Musa, that the Armed forces of Nigeria will not only remain apolitical, but will totally collaborate with the relevant security agencies in ensuring a peaceful election, to assess conduct of the elections in areas with security challenges and determine the worthiness of insinuations that the military was going to play a biased role.
Uyi said their observers across the three states reported that members of the Armed Forces personnel behaved and conducted themselves professionally.
“GPMI want to say without any reservations that the Armed Forces of Nigeria under the leadership of General Christopher Musa scored almost 100 percent in their election duties in Kogi, Bayelsa and Imo, and we are certain that they will continue to defend democracy in all ramification.