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Interim govt: Military will not support illegality, says DHQ

Defence Headquarters

Defence Headquarters

Wilson Adekumola


The Defence Headquarters has condemned the call by some political actors for the installation of an Interim National Government in the country noting that it’s unconstitutional and the military will not support illegality.


It stated that the military as a structured institution does not back illegality and would do everything in its powers to defend the constitution of the country.


The Sun reported that the Director, Defence Media Operations, Major General Musa Danmadami, made this disclosure while speaking with journalists on the call by some aggrieved persons in the country of an interim government sequel to the outcome of the just concluded 2023 general elections.


Danmadami explained that elections have been held, concluded and a new president elected, saying those calling for an interim government are mischievous and nothing more.


On the stand of the military on the clamour for interim national government, the DMO Director said “On the issue of the interim National government I don’t know why people are bringing up this issues it is rather unfortunate. Election has been conducted and INEC who is mandated has announced the president elect.


“It is not our responsibility to speak on that issue but I know that several calls have been made from the presidency that there is nothing like interim national government so I think people are just trying to be mischievous. It is unconstitutional and all of us know about it.


He said, “The constitution does not provide for an interim national government and that is the point that the presidency has been hammering and so that is the stand.


“It is not our stand because that is what the constitution says. It is unconstitutional so anything that is unconstitutional as far as I am concern it’s not applicable.”

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