The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), has been urged to sack the Chief of Defense staff, Gen. Lucky Irabor over his recent comment about the 2023 general elections.
Premium Politics had reported that the army chief had stated that security operatives were under serious pressure to compromise the 2023 general elections.
Reacting, the civil society organisation, the Conference of Civil Society Advocates for Electoral Stability stated that his statement was a direct indictment on the Army.
According to the National President of the association, Dr. Clement Eromosele, the group demanded the president to sack Irabor and also investigate him.
“The statement is a direct indictment on the Nigeria Government and our security agencies, especially the Armed Forces of Nigeria, and the populace may not trust our ongoing electoral process anymore except something is done fast.
“On our part, we demand the immediate sack of General Lucky Irabor, the Chief of Defense staff and subject him to immediate investigation to ascertain the veracity of the statement in the interest of peace.
“The Chief of Defence Staff is a very senior official of this government that; such statements from him shouldn’t be swept under the carpet.
“This statement must be investigated by both local and international community thoroughly to ascertain its veracity.”
The group added: “On the other hand, we feel strongly that the statement by General Irabor is meant to blackmail the president for some certain reasons which only General Irabor can explain.”
“Nigeria must immediately join the demand for the sack of Irabor and all the incompetent service chiefs, whose inefficiencies have led us to the deteriorated security situation we find ourselves in today.
“Mr President must wield a big stick now. The statement is a direct indictment on the president and his team. We demand that he acts now to prove to Nigerians that he is not in any way trying to compromise the 2023 electoral process.”