Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen Tukur Buratai has said the only way the military and other security personnel can stay neutral in Nigeria’s electoral process would be in the use of electronic voting by the Independent National Electoral Commission.
He made the observation against the backdrop of criticism trailing the military and other security personnel’s involvement in the 2019 general elections.
Buratai who spoke through a representative, Brig. Gen John Ochai at a one day stakeholders roundtable on the review of the 2019 general elections, organized by the Centre for Transparency Advocacy, in Abuja, on Thursday, said politicians cash in on the abnormalities in the electoral system to perpetrate crimes, arguing that its lucrative to them.
He noted that the security operatives usually deployed on election duties cannot afford to be aloof when their core responsibility revolves around ensuring law and order in any given situation.