Whilst we are yet to ascertain the purpose of the “visit”, we find it strange that the soldiers were recording my campaign banners and posters during their visit.”
—-Visit of 18 Soldiers to my Hometown, Afaake, Unit 3 in Ward 11, Ejigbo Local Government–
At about 1.30pm yesterday, Wednesday, 20th February 2019, 18 soldiers visited my hometown, Afaake, Unit 3, in Ward 11, Ejigbo Local Government in a J5 vehicle with their cameras and video recorder.
Whilst we are yet to ascertain the purpose of the “visit”, we find it strange that the soldiers were recording my campaign banners and posters during their visit.
Report also has it that the soldiers visited Olorin, Unit 11, the hometown of my ward Chairman, after leaving my hometown.
Our case law is replete with judicial pronouncements on the role of the military in nation building and this role does not include random and suspicious visitation to the hometown/residence of a candidate of a political party.
We therefore respectfully use this medium to alert members of the public on the activities of the Nigerian Army in Ejigbo Local Government, Osun State and to advise the Nigerian Army not to engage in any action that is capable of intimidating members of the public or preventing them from coming out to exercise their constitutional right to vote.
Faruq Olanrewaju Abbas (FOA)
Ejigbo State Constituency