By IMELDA OSAYANDE
BENIN- The General Officer Commanding (GOC) 2 Division of the Nigerian Army, Maj.-Gen. Aminu Chinade, has warned soldiers not to aid or abet electoral malpractices in 2023.
Chinadu issued the warning on Tuesday, when he paid familiarisation visit to the Headquarters of 4 Brigade in Benin.
He said that involving oneself in electoral malpractice at any level would bring the image of the Nigerian Army to utter disrepute.
He said that his tour of the military formations was to acquaint himself with all the units under his jurisdiction.
The GOC said that he was impressed with the briefs he received about the conduct of the officers and men of the division.
He, therefore, urged them to sustain their efforts and not lower the standard, while discharging their duties, especially during the upcoming General Elections.
“I want to commend you for your commitment and dedication to duty as indicated in the brief I got even before coming.
“I am encouraged by your behaviour and professional conduct.
“I want to imploy you to work closely with the host community and contribute to the security of lives and property in the area, especially in this election period.
“Remain apolitical in order not to dent your career.
“Whenever you are called upon during the elections, you should remain neutral and apolitical,” Chinadu said.
He further charged them to maintain professionalism and shun any act of partisanship in the discharge of their assignment.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Chinadu assumed office as the new GOC of the division on Aug. 12. (NAN)