The Governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike says the military has lost its integrity.

Speaking at Saint Peter’s Anglican Church, Rumuepirikom, during an inter-denominational service to mark the 2020 Armed Forces Remembrance Day Celebration, the governor said “some unprofessional personnel” have put the reputation of the Nigerian Army on the line.

He said Nigerians will not honour security operatives who snatch ballot boxes during elections.

The governor also said Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), validated his claim that security agencies were responsible for electoral malpractices in the 2019 elections.


Calling on the authorities to reward hardworking soldiers, Wike added that insurgents and kidnappers would have over the country if not for the bravery efforts of the soldiers.

During the 2019 general election, soldiers were accused of high handedness in Rivers. Some soldiers had invaded the residence of one of Wike’s commissioners, while some of them also attempted to take over INEC head office in the state during collation of results.


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