Operation Positive Identification, dangerous, an assault on democracy – George

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BY: AYO ESAN

Former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Olabode George has said that the proposed military decision to begin what it calls ‘Operation Positive identification’ is totally wrong footed, dangerous, unprecedented, and a flagrant assault upon constitutional democracy.

In a release he personally signed and made available to the media Tuesday, George said: “The hair- brain idea is not only disturbing , it is a distortion and an abuse of the established military role which is basically to protect the territorial integrity of our nation.

“The military cannot and should not assume the role of the law enforcement agencies”.

George said Nigeria is not in a state of emergency or in some chaotic lawlessness which could necessitate military aid to civil authority.

” And it is hardly within the purview of the military to start issuing nationwide instruction that affects the lives of all citizens when we are not in a military government.

He urged the members of the National Assembly to rise up promptly to their responsibilities by demanding that President Buhari “should immediately halt the misguided and bizarre military attempt to subvert the very core of our democracy”.

“Our nation is already afflicted with so much stress and conflicts of ambiguous leadership tasking an overburdened people. Mounting an unnecessary, reckless military intrusion upon all this is to inflame a tensed and unstable polity”, George warns.

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