Steer clear of polls, Atiku warns military

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar,  has warned the military not to interfere  in the  general elections.

Atiku, who spoke at his campaign  rally at the UJ Esuene Stadium in Calabar on Friday,  said “the military do not have any constitutional role to play in the elections”.

He said, “Only the police do. I hereby caution the Federal Government and the military high command that they should only play their constitutional roles during the elections,” adding that he would go to any length to protect the  constitution.

The former vice-president added,  “I will work closely with Governor Ben Ayade to actualise the deep seaport and the superhighway. The deep seaport will create thousands of jobs. We will invest more in education. We will invest in the industries he is establishing by bringing in investors so that the state could be transformed.”

He said he was grateful to the people of Cross River State because “the first job I got was given to me by somebody from  the  state”.

The National Chairman of the party, Uche Secondus,  said,  “The good news is that Atiku has won. All international and local polls conducted  have given victory to Atiku.”

He added, “You heard about the body bag statement made by them, they have lost the election in Katsina. “We will collect Katsina. Our votes will count,  they are scared, they are in confusion and running from pillar to post. Our state institutions cannot be destroyed because of one man.

“The police, army and other security agencies should not take sides in this election if not it will be terrible for Nigeria.”

Ayade  said Atiku  would  industrialise the state if elected.