…Says formation of militia a treasonable act
The Atiku/Okowa Presidential Marketing campaign Organisation has described the formation of a uniformed squad by the All Progressives Congress (APC) code-named “Jagaban Military” as a treasonable act and requires the arrest and questioning of the APC Presidential Candidate, Bola Tinubu.
Kola Ologbondiyan, Spokesperson, Atiku/Okowa Marketing campaign Organisation, mentioned in Abuja on Monday, that such act is in violation of the 1999 Nigeria Structure, as amended.
That is coming in opposition to the backdrop of a publish final Friday, by the APC Youth Chief, Dayo Israel with the caption: “The Wing Marshal of the APC Nationwide Youth Wing; and Chief of Military Employees of the Jagaban Military, which coincided with the launch in Abuja.
Olugbondiyan mentioned the Jagaban Military, was apparently set as much as disrupt the 2023 common elections and raid the polling models for votes on behalf of APC Presidential candidate, including that “Bola Tinubu’s act is a direct affront to the Nigeria Armed Forces and different safety businesses in addition to an assault on the sovereignty of our nation
“It’s reprehensible that Tinubu can create a rogue power only for the needs of undermining the electoral and safety preparations of our nation.
“Our Marketing campaign holds that this nefarious act of the APC Tinubu/Shettima Marketing campaign lend credence to the place of the Peoples Democratic Social gathering (PDP) and well-meaning Nigerians that Tinubu in addition to his rank and file has got down to make our nation ungovernable and therafter disrupt the 2023 Presidential election scheduled for February 25, 2023 utilizing his military of ‘Jagabandits’”
He famous that notion of Jagaban Military is a ploy to deliver hoodlums, thugs and gangsters collectively underneath the quilt of the APC and turned them into official militia that can be used to unleash mayhem on the day of election.
“This reckless anti-democratic plot by the ‘Jagabandits’ should even be condemned by all lovers of democracy in Nigeria and the world over over.
“We name on the safety businesses to avoid wasting the lives of Nigerians and shield our electoral course of by instantly going after this harmful formation, arrest these behind this design and save our nation from electoral violence.
“Our marketing campaign counsels Tinubu to notice that his Presidential ambition will not be a do or die affair and that he mustn’t set the nation ablaze simply because Nigerians have rejected him and his occasion, the APC for his or her mass failures.
“Nigerians have settled for the PDP Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar, who continues to exhibit maturity, expertise and capability to ship, and never even the ‘Jagabandits’ of the APC can cow them to submission.
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The All Progressives Congress (APC) Youth Chief, Dayo Israel, whereas reacting to the backlash of the “Jagaban Military”, on Monday, defined that the ‘Military’ within the identify doesn’t equate the navy or paramilitary.
In accordance with him, “the ‘Military’ within the identify doesn’t equate the navy or paramilitary”
The youth chief mentioned the branding was knowledgeable by the “common relating to of political canvassers as foot troopers”.
He mentioned the unit was able to work with others “preaching the message of Asiwaju and profitable new converts for the occasion by way of peaceable and strategic engagement”.
“The operations of the Jagaban’s Military are absolutely democratic and centered round well-established democratic persuasion strategies in each electoral marketing campaign season.”
He described the physique as “a peaceable and democratic course of preaching the achievements and goodwill of the APC and her candidates to result in electoral victory”
“The branding of a vote mobilization unit as an ‘military’ is neither an anomaly in democratic politics nor a deviation from democratic norms
“The ceremonial outfit worn by the management of the ‘Military’ at its inauguration bears no semblance to that of the armed forces nor does it purport to be consultant of it.
“That identical to Obama’s Military, the Jagaban’s Military is a rebirth of participatory democracy, infused by the vitality of hundreds of thousands of Nigerian youths at residence and within the diaspora”,