We’re Getting Requests To Overthrow Tinubu – Nigerian Military

The Nigeria Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has publicly acknowledged that it has recently received requests from unspecified individuals advocating for the overthrow of President Bola Tinubu’s administration. These requests are purportedly rooted in concerns over the purported poor welfare conditions within the ranks of the Armed Forces.

In response to these calls, the Nigerian military has expressed strong and unequivocal disapproval of any notion of military intervention in the nation’s democratic processes. The military authorities have branded such calls as not only unpatriotic but also as an insidious attempt to divert the focus of the Armed Forces away from their constitutionally mandated responsibilities.

The DHQ has taken pains to underscore its unwavering commitment to the bedrock principles of democracy in Nigeria. In no uncertain terms, the military has iterated that it will steadfastly refrain from participating in any actions that could be construed as unconstitutional attempts to effect a change in government. Emphatically, the military asserts its dedication to maintaining its role as subordinate to the established constitutional authority, which is embodied in the leadership of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

Across the border, in the neighboring Niger Republic, a seismic political development unfolded on July 26, 2023. On that day, General Abdourahamane Tchiani orchestrated a military coup, resulting in the dramatic ousting of the democratically elected President Mohamed Bazoum’s government. As a result of this coup, General Tchiani assumed the mantle of leadership, positioning himself as the head of the National Council for the Safeguard of the Homeland. This coup also saw President Bazoum, the legitimate leader of the nation, being placed under house arrest.

Notably, the international community, including the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) under the stewardship of Bola Tinubu, has made concerted appeals to General Tchiani to restore democratic governance in Niger Republic. However, General Tchiani has remained resolute and unyielding in his stance, showing little inclination to acquiesce to these appeals and reestablish democratic norms. In this regard, he has maintained a somewhat insular posture, engaging selectively with various figures, including Nigeria’s former central bank governor and the former Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi.

It is vital to emphasize that the information provided is based on a snapshot of recent events. For the most up-to-date and accurate details, it is recommended to consult reliable and current news sources.

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