The Defence Headquarters has issued a warning to politicians to desist from wearing military uniforms and accoutrements for electioneering campaign posters.
Acting Director, Defence Information, Air Commodore Wap Maigida has said in a statement.
The DHQ noted that campaign posters of some governors dressed in military camouflage uniforms are displayed in noticeable areas in their states.
“This is manifestly illegal and an abuse of the privilege of allowing civilians wear military uniforms during military training exercises,” DHQ said.
It read in part, “It is necessary to restate that the Armed Forces of Nigeria, as a professional institution, remains apolitical and, as such, would not want to be dragged into any form of political bias.
“Accordingly, it is important to advise politicians and others to desist from the use of military uniforms and accoutrements for political events and other engagements henceforth. Please note, anyone found culpable in this regard would be liable to prosecution.”