Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has said the Nigerian Army has lost its integrity due to the unprofessional conducts of a few officers who aided elections rigging in the country.
Wike stated these at a church service marking the 2020 Armed Forces Remembrance Day Celebration in Port Harcourt.
The governor who praised the military for preserving the unity of the country by tackling insurgents, kidnappers, bandits and other criminal elements terrorizing the country, however said Nigerians would never honour members of the Armed Forces involved in election rigging.
Urging members of the armed forces to choose the right path in the interest of the country, he said: “We are not honouring those who are unprofessional and carry ballot boxes to influence the electoral process.
He further said “I thank God that the chairman of INEC has owned up that the problems with elections are the security agencies. This confirms all I have said in the past.”
The governor also called for the institution of a reward system to encourage soldiers to put in their best for the country.