A prominent traditional ruler in Osun state, Oba Hameed Adekunle Makama Oyelude, Tegbosun III, the Olowu of Kuta has commended the Nigeria Arny for strengthening the nation’s Democracy through its dedication.
Oba Oyelude, in a statement he personally signed and made available to AMILOADED on Friday, said President Muhammadu Buhari has lived by Democratic tenets since he was elected five years ago.
According to Olowu of Kuta, “Democracy is when the government voted in by the people see their security and total well-being as sacrosanct, it must not be toyed with.”
He added that “As we celebrate twenty-one uninterrupted democratic rule and five years of President Muhammadu Buhari’s leadership, one must commend him for providing the much-needed leadership for the protection of our democratic institutions and values, the steadfastness of Nigerians and the dedication of Nigeria Military especially the Nigeria Army under the leadership of Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai.
“It is a widely acknowledged fact that the Military with most demand and expectations on the Army protects Democracy all over the world and the Nigeria Army is not an exception.
“In the last five years, Nigeria Army has conducted and subject itself to the best practice standards, utmost professionalism and dedication to the protection of the sovereignty of our great nation from all form of aggression, domestic or foreign.
“During the period under review, the Nigeria Army has become motivated and highly innovative by embarking on the production of light tactical vehicles and other weapons at the Nigerian Army Vehicle Manufacturing Company (NAVMC) in order to assist in addressing internal security challenges, increased production of weapons with improved communal development efforts.
“This is reflected in its Human Rights posture as the institution has investigated personnel and meted out adequate punitive measures on those found wanting of rights violation and above all, resisted the urge to truncate democratic rule and process even when saboteurs were agitating for such.
“No doubt in the last five years, the Nigeria Army has recorded gains in the conduct of its officers and men who have active and patriotic role in our electoral process. Yes, while some may claim it is an aberration, this is what has given confidence to Nigerians to come out at any and every election cycle to give their mandate to people of their choice.
“As we celebrate twenty-one(21) of uninterrupted democratic rule, as well as the gains recorded in the last five(5) years of President Muhammadu Buhari’s leadership, it is noteworthy to highlight is scorecards in the area of security which is one of it’s core deliverables and this has made possible by the loyalty and doggedness of the Nigeria Army under the able leadership of Major General Burutai, the Chief of Army Staff and other branches of our military and Service Chiefs,” Oba Oyelude said.