Military will not interfere with Nigeria’s democracy – CDS


Chief of Defence Staff, CDS, General 
Christopher Musa, says the military is happy and better under democracy, hence will not act against a democratically elected government.
Musa spoke  in Port Harcourt Thursday, while inaugurating facilities at Headquarters 6 Division of the Nigeria Army,
He stressed that the country’s democracy was achieved through great efforts, noting that calls for a military intervention by some Nigerians were unpatriotic.
According to him, people making such calls for a military takeover do not love Nigeria.
“We want to make it clear that the Armed Forces of Nigeria is here to protect democracy.
“We all want democracy; we do better during democracy, and so, the armed forces will continue to support democracy,” he added. 
Musa further said that,  those advocating a coup d’état  were adversaries, who do not have the country’s best interests at heart.
His words, “Anybody calling for anything other than democracy is evil and does not wish us well.
“We can see that with democracy, a lot of things are happening in Nigeria. Yes, we are going through a trying period, but in life, nothing is 100 per cent.
“Everybody (country) went through trying periods, and it is what you do with them (that matters).

“It is when you go through difficulties, and you come out of it better, that you will truly appreciate what it is to build a nation.
“The country is going through its trying period, but I can assure Nigerians that the situation will get better.
“All we need is to unite and work together to defeat enemies of the government and country and those  who do not want us to succeed.” 
The CDS stressed however, that the government had initiated actionable plans  to address the array of challenges facing Nigerians, adding that, instead of calling for military takeover, all citizens should rally behind the government to resolve the present circumstances, even as he pledged the military’s loyalty to the government.