The Nigeria Army has confirmed that it will be on standby for voilence that will likely occur in the bye election of Port Harcourt III State constituency taking place on August 18.
This was confirmed by Col. Aminu Iliyasu who is the spokesman of the Division 6 of Port Harcourt Nigerian Army.
According to Iliyasu, soldiers will be stationed at strategic points and will not be involved in the election process unless called upon.
“We are not directly involved in the election and no soldier is going to be deployed in any election duty.”
“It is only the police and Department of State Security that has the constitutional responsibility to provide security in the election.”
“However, we are always on alert whenever there is election. We will only be on standby in case our service is needed.”