The Unity Advocacy Group (UAG) has expressed its commendation for General Christopher Musa, the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), for his unwavering dedication to safeguarding democracy and ensuring peaceful elections in Kogi, Bayelsa, and Imo States in November. This recognition was conveyed in a statement issued by Mr. Ifeanyi Aigbedion, the Convener of UAG, in Abuja on Wednesday.
On Tuesday, the CDS reiterated the military’s commitment to upholding the nation’s democracy and creating a peaceful environment for the upcoming gubernatorial elections in the aforementioned states.
Aigbedion also extended appreciation to the members of the Armed Forces of Nigeria for their unwavering focus in addressing the numerous security challenges facing the country.
The UAG additionally praised the presentation of the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ to the CDS, by both Nigerians within the country and those in the diaspora, deeming the award well-deserved.
The group acknowledged that despite some controversy stirred by certain quarters, the armed forces have persistently reduced the ranks of the nation’s adversaries.
In the statement, the UAG hailed the CDS’s declaration that the military’s high command under his supervision would not tolerate intimidation or acts of violence in Kogi, Imo, and Bayelsa States, where gubernatorial elections are slated to occur.
The UAG considered this announcement as encouraging news, especially in light of efforts by detractors to involve the armed forces in their self-serving agendas. They urged the media not to be swayed by these detractors who profit from the prevailing security challenges and seek to embroil the military in the nation’s issues.
The group commended the CDS for his straightforward approach and commitment to ensuring peace and stability. They viewed the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient of the Year’ conferred upon the CDS as a genuine affirmation of the fight against insurgency.