- A former governor of Abia state Orji Kalu has said that a coup can never happen in Nigeria again
- Kalu said it will be difficult for the military to take over power again in Nigeria
- The former governor said that it will be wrong for anyone to take power forcefully again in Nigeria
A former governor of Abia state Orji Kalu has said that a coup can never happen in Nigeria again.
Kalu speaking to journalists in Abuja said it will be difficult for the military to take over power again in Nigeria.
The former governor who is now a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) party said core personnel of the Nigerian military are educated and understand the implication of a coup in a democratic regime.
He said: “We have been in a democracy for almost 18 years, and I don’t see any military man engaging in taking power forcefully at the moment.
“The core personnel of military we have now are educated; they are people that attended the Nigeria Defence Academy. They are people that understand their role of being subordinates to the civilian government.
The former governor also said that it will be wrong for anyone to take power forcefully again in Nigeria.
He added that government of nation is no longer taken illegally but constitutionally.
“I must commend the Chief of Army Staff for openly and courageously debunking the news. Others may conceal such within themselves and decide to constitute a committee of enquiry.
“So Nigerians should indeed also commend him because he did the right thing by revealing that some civilians were meddling with his soldiers, and that is what is expected of a good chief and anyone blaming him do not understand the military. In fact, Nigerians should be very happy with him.
“This means he wants the constitutional democracy of the country to flourish and continue. He is a good chief of army staff for taking action. Indeed, I don’t see any military man coming out to seize power by force," Orji said.
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Legit.ng had earlier reported that the Nigerian military followed a perceived coup attempt by some soldier issued a warning to all serving personnel.
The chief of army staff Tukur Buratai alleged that some soldiers were already meeting with politicians on how to illegally take over power from the current leadership.
Buratai however, warned that any soldier found culpable of any illegal gathering and plans of a coup with be punished severely.
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