Army sets up a board of inquiry on 2014 Ekiti and Osun guber elections

Posted by News Express | 21 October 2015 | 2,242 times

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The Nigerian Army has set up a high powered Board of Inquiry (BOI) to investigate, among other things, alleged malpractices and involvement of its personnel in Ekiti and Osun states gubernatorial elections in 2014.

“The BOI is to investigate the alleged unprofessional and unethical conduct of some Nigerian Army personnel in Ekiti and Osun states’ gubernatorial elections 2014, as well as in any other State in Nigeria where other allegations of misconduct were made during the 2015 general elections in the country,” Acting Director Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, said yesterday in Abuja.

He said in a statement: “As part of its Terms of Reference, the BOI is to also review the involvement of the Nigerian Army formations/units and its personnel in elections and other duties in aid to civil authority.

“The essence of the Board is to prevent future unprofessional conduct by officers and men in the performance of the constitutional roles while strengthening Nigerian Army’s support to democratic values and structures in Nigeria.”

Photo shows Chief of Army Staff, Gen. TY Buratai.


Source: News Express

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