APC National leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, says he stands with President Buhari on the order he gave to the security officers as regards snatching ballot boxes during the election.
The President on Monday, February 18th at the APC National Caucus meeting, said anyone willing or planning to snatch ballot boxes during elections will be doing such at the expense of his/her life. He had ordered the military and police to shoot such a person on the spot.
Many Nigerians and most especially PDP faithfuls have condemned the order given by the President, some said it is too harsh and it amounts to ”jungle justice”.
Tinubu at APC stakeholders meeting in Lagos yesterday February 20th said he is in total support of the statement. According to Tinubu, snatching ballot boxes is the same as armed robbery. He urged parents to warn their children to desist from all forms of electoral violence.
“We all heard what PMB directive on political thuggery, ballot boxes snatching, violence to the security personnel. He is the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, I’m not. Women, please warn your children, brothers not cause any form of trouble on election day as the security will be ruthless against such act. It will do everyone good to obey than to disobey. I stand with President Muhammadu Buhari on his statement on ballot box snatching.
Ballot box snatching is similar to robbery, and even worse, hence, it must be condemned in all its entirety by everybody. We must not allow it. Anybody caught snatching ballot boxes must ruthlessly be dealt with. It’s done in our best interest to protect our Nation’s democracy from being truncated by enemies of progress.
Let your Permanent Voter’s Card be your army, we must go out and elect Buhari and our other candidates on Saturday, February 23 and subsequently, governorship candidates and state House of Assembly. “If you (members) have any problem at all go and see the leaders of the party in your council and wards.”
Culled from Linda Ikeji’s Blog