Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has called on the military against dabbling into the 2019 general elections.
Atiku made the call in Jalingo -the Taraba State capital during the PDP presidential and governorship rally in the northeastern state.
“The military signed to defend and protect the country, not to defend an individual, as no person is a god.
“Their (military’s) quick response should be to tackle Boko Haram in Borno and the entire northern region where they are terrorising Nigerians.
“Muhammadu Buhari, please don’t use the military to terrorise the states you don’t like. The military are to protect the territorial integrity of the country,” he said.
Atiku also appealed to the police, the State Security Service (SSS) and other security agencies to be neutral during the polls.
“The police and the SSS have been reformed, so we believe they will be neutral during the general election; they will not side any individual.
“The job of the security is to protect us and ensure there is law and order in the land. They are not to interfere in electoral matters; so, they shouldn’t tell us bull shit.”
Atiku said his rally in Taraba State was just “homecoming,” adding it was the first time the people of the northeastern region would be having a presidential candidate. “Will you go and vote someone from another region?” he asked.
Atiku said the major problem of Taraba and the northeastern states was insecurity. “I will provide security,” he pledged. ffffffffffff