Tuesday 19 February 2019

Seize the ballot box: Soldiers have vowed to follow Buhari's order to shoot a person

Seize the ballot box: Soldiers have vowed to follow Buhari's order to shoot a person The Nigerian Armed Forces have confirmed that they will follow the orders of President Muhammadu Buhari, who ordered that anyone who opens the ballot box should be shot, Premium Times reported. The military administration made this clarification following Buhari's strong statement on Monday, February 18 that anyone who steals the ballot box should do so at his own risk. This statement of the President of the country has attracted controversy, criticism and criticism, although the supporters of the President are trying to defend his reasons for making the statement. The election law provides a two-year prison term for anyone caught stealing a ballot box. Buhari said to shoot the person who stole the box and just escaped. He made this strong statement at the APC stakeholders' meeting yesterday in Abuja. On their part, the Nigerian army added to this tank, while their spokesperson Sagir Musa explained to our source Premium Imes that if the President who is also the Commander-in-Chief of the Nigerian Army as a whole, gives orders to the army, then there is no doubt, no touch, and no waste of time, they will only implement. In a similar case, Legit.ng reported that the People's Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, yesterday, Monday, February 18, said that President Muhammadu Buhari showed "his color". with disrespect for the constitution", by stating that anyone who tries to steal the ballot box will die. Atiku, in a speech he made through his deputy, Phrank Shaibu, said that threats and death to people during the election process "is a word that causes an election crisis". Atiku, who expressed his disapproval of the plan to deploy the military in the 2019 election, describing it as unfit for democracy, condemned the intimidation tactics being prepared by the Federal Government.

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