Senate Vice President Senator Ike Ekweremadu has discredited allegations that he advocated a military coup in Nigeria.
According to a statement issued by the Special Media Advisor of Senator Ekweremadu, Uche Anichukwu, the Vice President of the Senate made the clarification during the weekend during a dinner during the 74th Executive Committee of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (African Region), which It took place in Yenagoa. Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State.
The statement cited Senator Ekweremadu as an explanation that his comments were misinterpreted by Nigerians.
Senator Ekweremadu, who reiterated his respect for the Nigerian army, said that the military and other Nigerians should be able to properly deduce the context of the legislators' comments. Alluding to the military describing his comments as "precautionary," Senator Ekweremadu urged the Nigerians to overheat. the policy with unfounded suggestions.
"Of course, some people took it out of context and said it was calling for a military coup, I never asked for a military coup, I never said that the army was planning any coup, even the army statement admitted that my statement was only warning and that We were honest, but they went so far as to say that the international community should ignore my words of warning.
"I consider the Nigerian Army and the Armed Forces highly respected, they have defended our democracy, our people and they have performed satisfactorily, if they need anything now, it is an encouragement because this is not the best time for them, but we do hope that when the parliamentarians make statements, they (the military) should be able to know exactly what they said before reacting so as not to overheat the system, "said Ekweremadu.
Recall that Senator Ekweremadu had warned last Wednesday that Nigeria's democracy was "shrinking" and added "who says the army can not take control?"