Nigeria: DHQ warns politicians and others against wearing military uniform
DHQ says campaign posters of some governors, dressed in camouflage military uniforms, have been posted in visible areas of their respective states.
the Defense Headquarters (DHQ) warned against the wearing of military uniforms and campaign poster gear by some politicians and other unauthorized persons.
Acting Director of Defense Information Wap Maigida issued the warning in a statement Thursday in Abuja.
Mr Maigida, an air commodore, said campaign posters of some governors, dressed in camouflage military uniforms, were displayed in visible areas of their respective states.
He said the act was patently illegal and an abuse of the privilege of allowing civilians to wear military uniforms during military training exercises.
According to him, there is need to reaffirm that the Nigerian Armed Forces, as a professional institution, remains apolitical and as such will not want to be drawn into any form of political bias.
“As a result, it is important to advise politicians and others to refrain from using military uniforms and equipment for political events and other engagements from now on.
“Please note that anyone found guilty in this regard would be subject to prosecution,” he warned.