Nigeria’s former colonial master, the United Kingdom has warned military officers and other individuals toying with the idea of a coup in Nigeria to bury the thought.
According to the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr. Paul Arkwright, the United Kingdom would continue to support democracy as the only system of government in Nigeria.
Arkwright was reacting to the claim by the Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, that some politicians were approaching soldiers, with the aim of usurping power.
The envoy said that anyone, who was seeking for change, must follow the democratic process, which is election.
Arkwrtight said, “The British Government believes that democracy is absolutely critical in Nigeria. There is a democratic process here; there are elections. If you are not happy with your leaders, then you should change your leadership process through your leaders and through elections.
“That is exactly what happened in 2015 and it is what the British Government will expect to happen in Nigeria. So, our position is very clear; we stand for democracy, we stand for the democratic process and we stand for change, if that is what the people of Nigeria want.
“It has to be a choice that the people make and not a choice that is imposed upon them.”