Senator Shehu Sani, representing Kaduna Central, has condemned the attendance of service chiefs at the launching of President Muhammadu Buhari’s ‘Next Level’ 2019 campaign policy.
Photos of President Buhari and Service Chiefs were on Sunday surfaced online at the unveiling of the All Progressives Congress, APC’s campaign agenda at the State House, Abuja.
Some service chiefs, including the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Gabriel Olonisakin; the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Abubakar Sadiq; and Chief of the Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete, were reportedly among those present at the launch.
Reacting on his twitter handle , Senator Shehu Sani urged defence and security chiefs to be neutral ahead of 2019 election.
According to him, the attendance of defence and security chiefs at the campaign flag off of one candidate is an outright violation and a bad signal.
“The neutrality and fairness of the defense & security organs of the state is absolutely necessary to the goal of free,fair & credible elections;Defense and security chiefs attending Campaign flag of one candidate is an outright violation of this ideal principle and a bad signal”.