Politicians are urging the military to rig the 2023 presidential election, according to Lucky Irabor, the Chief of Defence Staff.
Speaking to media at the State House in Abuja, Mr. Irabor claimed that troops and officers were frequently coerced and under pressure to interfere in elections.
However, he added that despite attempts to guarantee that the staff abides by President Muhammadu Buhari’s order on neutrality, the officers would continue to be committed to holding free and fair elections.
He added that rules of engagement before, during and after the elections have been handed to the officers.
Nigerians will head to the polls in February and March next year to elect new leaders at both state and federal levels.
Eighteen candidates are jostling to replace President Muhammadu Buhari who will be completing his second term on May 29, 2023.