The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) 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”.
Reacting, PDP said the remark was a direct call for jungle justice which was aimed at directing the attention of the public.
In a statement signed by its spokesperson, Kola
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday said whoever dares snatch ballot box during the election will risk death.
Speaking at an emergency caucus meeting, Mr. Buhari said anybody who gets directly or indirectly involved in the snatching of ballot boxes during the 2019 general election does so “at the expense of his own life”.
The meeting was summoned to restrategize, following the postponement of general elections by Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
President Muhammadu Buhari has criticized the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) over its incompetence in the conduct of the 2019 general elections.
Just hours to the commencement of the polls on February 16, the commission postponed the elections for an extra week due to logistical problems and claims of attempted sabotage.
The postponement was not well received by Nigerians, with some calling for the resignation of INEC chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu.
PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar has reacted to President Buhari’s threat to potential ballot box snatchers which he stated at a meeting in Abuja today.
Reacting to the statement, Atiku stated that Buhari is only showing his true colors by disregarding the country’s laws.
This is contained in a statement by his media aide, Phrank Shaibu.
The statement read:
“We were shocked to hear General Buhari live on national television threatening to kill people for an
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has approved the resumption of political campaigns ahead of the rescheduled presidential and National Assembly elections slated for February 23, 2019.
The campaigns are expected to end officially by midnight on Thursday, February 21, 2019.
The statement read:
“After consultations with political parties, the Commission has approved that campaigns by parties and candidates can resume forthwith and end by midnight of Thursday, 21st February, 2019.
The Coalition of United Political Parties, CUPP, has raised the alarm over an alleged plan by President Muhammadu Buhari to suspend the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Mahmood Yakubu.
CUPP also alleged that President Buhari wants to replace Yakubu with Amina Zakari as Acting Chairman under the guise of INEC inability to conduct the presidential and National Assembly elections today.
According to CUPP, Buhari wants to sack INEC Chairman for refusing to conduct staggered election today.
In a statement to DAILY POST on Saturday, by its National Spokesperson, Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere, CUPP said the Buhari-led APC sabotaged INEC distribution of materials and turned back to condemn the electoral umpire.
Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, has tried to explain why people think he is corrupt.
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, says some people think he is corrupt just because he is successful.
Speaking in an interview with CNN Africa published on Friday, he reiterated that if he was corrupt, he would have been charged to court or indicted.
The INEC chairman has spoken out about why the highly anticipated general elections had to be postponed.
According to TheCable, Mahmood Yakubu, the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says there were attempts to sabotage the commission during preparations for the elections.
He said this in Abuja while explaining the reason for the postponement of the general election.
The presidential and national assembly elections had been shifted by seven days, while the governorship and state assembly polls were slo shifted by a week.