Nigeria defence dispels coup fears, pledge Buhari to support

Nigerian President Muhammadu-Buhari

Nigerian President Muhammadu-Buhari

From EMEKA OKONKWO in Abuja, Nigeria
ABUJA, (CAJ News) – THE Nigerian Defence has allayed fears of a coup against the government of ailing President Muhammadu Buhari.
There have been allegations of a coup following indications Buhari, who is overseas for treatment of an undisclosed ailment, might hand over power to Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo.
It has been alleged northern Muslims within the ruling All Progressives Congress were against the ascension of a Christian from the south to power.
Army leaders claimed last week some officers had been approached to help effect a coup.
Major General John Enenche, Director Defence Information, has however pledged the defence’s loyalty to Buhari.
“As such, the mention of coup plots from some quarters are assertions which are not confirmed,” said Enenche.
“At this juncture, let me assure all Nigerians and lovers of this country that the Armed Forces, is and will remain totally loyal to the Commander-In-Chief (C-in-C) of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and in complete subordination to civil rule.”
Enenche said furthermore, all fears about a coup should be allayed as the contemporary Nigerian military was abreast with the best international practices in governance, which is democracy.
Nigeria has a history of military juntas which came to an end with the advent of democracy in 1999.
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