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The Coalition of Civil Societies and Media Executives for Good Governance (COCMEGG) has warned politicians, power seekers and political jobbers to stop their ungodly acts of soliciting the assistance of soldiers to create chaos, Daily Times reports. 
In a statement on Thursday, May 18, in Abuja, COCMEGG warned that such acts bring all the achievements of the present administration to naught. 
We gathered that the group also wholeheartedly supported the Chief of Army Staff in his patriotic call and efforts to keep Nigeria peaceful and stable.
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The statement reads: “Rising from an emergency meeting convened by the National President of the Coalition of Civil Societies and Media Executives for Good Governance (COCMEGG) in Nigeria, after discussing the recent press statement issued by the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Tukur Buratai.” 

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Buratai had earlier warned some mischief politicians and agent provocateurs on their unethical relationship with the army and soliciting favours that run contrary to national interests. 
COCMEGG decided to add it’s voice to the clarion call to warn and caution politicians, business moguls and mischief makers who would want to capitalize on the present situation to overheat the polity and destabilize the nation’s democracy. 
The group called on well-meaning Nigerians to put their eyes and ears on the ground so as to report to the military authorities and other agencies of government of any clandestine meetings.
“This is to fish out the bad eggs and nip in the bud, these plans of self serving politicians that do not mean well for the collective aspirations of Nigerians. 
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“It is therefore imperative for politicians to retrace their steps and take a holistic view of their interactions with the Army that have sacrificed so much to keep this country peaceful and henceforth stop any unpatriotic approach, behaviours and mannerisms that will tantamount to destabilizing our hard earned democracy for any political reasons whatsoever. 
“We therefore call on the personnel of the Nigerian Military to weigh the consequences of such actions and therefore admonish them to resign their commission if the need be and pursue any political aspiration of their choice. 
“We urge the patriotic men and officers of the Nigerian Army to remain stead fast in their loyalty to the Chief of Army Staff, the Nigerian Army and the nation and stay clear of those enemies of Nigeria who desire to take us back to the Dark Age and be mindful of such interactions henceforth,” the statement added. 
The group urged Nigerians to support the military in its campaign to rid the country of terrorism and other crimes in our societies. 
According to an earlier report by us, Governor Nyesom Wike advised that the army desists from posting soldiers to politicians. 
Wike’s advise comes on the heels of recent warnings by the Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Tukur Buratai. 
Buratai had warned soldiers to stop holding meetings with politicians. According to him some individuals have been approaching soldiers for undisclosed political reasons. 
On the basis of that, the COAS warned such persons to desist from these acts. 

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