EPIC!! You Should Have Simply Signed The Amended Electoral Act Instead Of Now Threatening Ballot Snatchers – Saraki Tells Buhari

Olu Onemola, the Special Assistant on New Media to Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has on Monday, reacted as President Muhammadu Buhari threatened those plotting to snatch ballot boxes during the general elections.

President Buhari had made it clear that anyone who tries to disrupt the electoral process, will be doing so “at the expense of his own life”.

Speaking during the emergency caucus meeting of the All Progressives Congress, APC, the President said he has given instructions to security agencies, to ensure the general election goes on smoothly.

Reacting to Buhari’s directive, Onemola said the president should have simply signed the Electoral Act passed by the National Assembly and not issue threats.

In a tweet, he wrote: “Instead of President Buhari threatening those who commit election infractions with “doing so at the expense of their lives”, he should have simply signed the #ElectoralAct passed by @NASSNigeria.”

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari earlier today warned those planning to snatch ballot boxes during the elections as he said that those caught doing that will pay with his or her live.

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President Buhari President Buhari who stated this at the opening session of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Caucus meeting in Abuja, on Monday, said that such act would be the last unlawful act the person will engage in.

But the governors of Imo, Rochas Okorocha and Ogun, Ibikunle Amosun were conspicuously absent at the meeting. President Buhari disclosed that he has ordered security agents to deal ruthlessly with party thugs that try to snatched ballot boxes.

Buhari who said he is confident that he has garnered enough supporters having gone round the country to campaign, urged party members to reassure their constituents to come out and vote on the rescheduled dates. The President urged party agents to watch out for the party interests at the polling units.

He said that he has directed security agencies to identify hot spots and be ready to move should they suspect any attempts to cause problems by thugs across the country irrespective of party affiliations. He said that he was told about the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC to postpone the last Saturday election at quarter to 5 in the morning of the elections.

He said that INEC had all the time and resources, didn’t have to wait six hours to the elections to announced postponement.


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