Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Gen. Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin yesterday defended the action taken by the military during the general elections.
The Gen. Olanisakin noted that if such actions were not taken and deployment of the military personnel made, the security situation of the country would have been jeopardised.
Speaking yesterday in Abuja during the orientation programme for senators-elect and House of Representatives members-elect, Gen. Olonisakin noted that the deployment of the army during the election was constitutional.
He insisted that the deployment helped in preventing Nigeria from being thrown into war.
Speaking on “Issues on security and governance”, the CDS explained that the security situation in the country during the election process would have been better imagined if the military had not been deployed to perform what he described as their secondary responsibility.
He solicited for the support of the National Assembly for effective funding for the Armed Forces to effectively and efficiently carry out its constitutional duties. Read more