“Rumours in some quarters of a possible coup d’état in the country are unfounded. Why should anyone be thinking in the negative fashion? Tell them we will not do it. Those spreading rumours of coups must be living elsewhere and not in Nigeria. The Armed Forces are defenders of democracy. We are an arm of democracy, so how can an arm of democracy work against the democracy that we are part of?” he said
The Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh, has refuted rumors of a possible coup d’ etat by the military, stating that the rumour was unfounded.
ACM Badeh stated this on Tuesday June 18th while receiving the Director General of the National Orientation Agency , Dr Mike Omeiri in his office. He said the Military would always work to protect the democracy of Nigeria and not destroy it.