The Peoples Democratic Party, on Wednesday, described as unpatriotic a comment by Rivers State Governor and Director General, Muhammadu Buhari Presidential Campaign Organisation, Rotimi Amaechi on the death sentence passed on 54 soldiers, who were accused of mutiny.
The party, in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Olisah Metuh, said, “We will not join anyone or political party in the unpatriotic act of trying to subordinate national interest to any politically and selfishly motivated interest.”
Metuh said rather Nigerians should make comments that encourage discipline and obedience in the Army.
“It is in the light of this that we view the statement credited to the Director General of the Presidential Campaign Organisation of the All Progressives Congress and Rivers state governor, Rotimi Amaechi, as not being in the overall interest of the military and the nation,” he said.
Metuh said matters relating to army discipline is within the purview of military authorities and should not be politicised.
Amaechi, earlier, criticised the death sentence handed the court-martialled soldiers, who he said only complained about the obsolete arms given to them to fight insurgents in the North-Eastern part of the country.