The Nigerian Army has reviewed its roles in today’s Governorship and House of Assembly supplementary elections in 18 states of the federation and declared that no soldier will be present at any polling booth.

The military said unlike in the March 9th governorship elections in 29 states in the country where soldiers were visible, their presence in today’s election will be limited to areas identified as flashpoints.

The General Officer Commanding 8-Division, Nigeria Army, Sokoto, Major General Hakeem Oladapo Otiki said no soldier on election duty will be allowed in all the polling units.

The run-off polls are currently holding in Kano, Sokoto, Bauchi, Benue, Plateau and Adamawa states.

Ahead of the elections, President Muhammadu Buhari denied that he was supporting some contestants and political party. He urged Nigerians to vote for the candidates of their choice.