THE Rivers State Governor and Chairman of Nigerian Governors’ Forum, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, has called on the country’s military to shun partisan politics.Amaechi expressed the need for them to remain neutral and avoid taking sides in the current struggle by politicians for 2015, adding that doing otherwise would portray grave consequences for the country.The governor also appealed to the Nigeria Police to remain neutral in the political crisis facing the country.Addressing legionnaires and representatives of service chiefs during the 2014 Armed Forces and Remembrance Day celebration and Emblem Appeal Launch in Port Harcourt on Tuesday, Amaechi described the military as the greatest source of unity.“Nigeria is too complicated for the military to be involved in Nigerian politics. Nigeria, as we are here, have so many tribes. I tell people, I am not Ijaw, I am Ikwerre. There are people who are from Ijaw, there are Hausas, there are Yorubas, there are Isokos, and there are Fulanis.“We are too many that if the military gets involved in Nigerian politics, the consequences will be too much. Currently, we thank all of you for remaining neutral and God will bless you for remaining neutral.“In the same manner, we will enjoin Nigeria Police to remain neutral because the consequences of taking sides will be too much. 2015 is a watershed for the country.
All of us seated here must contribute to peace in Nigeria,” the governor added.The governor was decorated at the occasion by the State Chairman of the Nigerian Legion, Col. Philemon Chinda Omunakwe (retd).Among those, who attended the event were state legionnaires, representatives of service chiefs, including the State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Mbu Joseph Mbu.