The Nigerian Army has reacted to claims that they are planning to interfere in the crisis rocking Kogi State. This was after Senator Dino Melaye accused the state government of planning to forcefully remove the Chief Judge.
He wrote on his twitter handle
”Meeting just concluded in Kogi State Govt house have mandated the Speaker Kogi State House of Assembly to illegally remove the chief judge of Kogi State tomorrow or face impeachment. We shall resist turning our state into a Banana State. We are watching..”
The Tweet from the senator got many insinuating that men of the Nigerian Army will be used to effect the alleged illegal removal.
The Army has released a statement denying this allegation
Read the statement below.
The Nigerian Army has received a report of the purported or planned use of soldiers to remove and eject the Kogi State Chief Judge from his official residence.
The NA under the leadership of Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai will not contemplate interfering under any guise in the internal Executive – Judiciary Conflict in Kogi State or any other State for that matter.
The Army Headquarters has already directed and warned the Commander in the State to stay clear of this conflict (not to interfere under any guise).
As a professional and law abiding organisation, the NA hereby strongly distances itself from Kogi State conflict between the State Executive and the Judiciary.