Few days to the rescheduled Presidential and National Assembly elections, National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and former Governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has reaffirmed his support to Jubri Al-Sudani’s (Muhammadu Buhari’s Impostor) directive on any person involved in ballot box snatching during the Saturday, February 23rd, polls.
Buhari, while addressing a meeting of APC Caucus in Abuja, Monday, before the discussions went into a closed-door session, had ordered security operatives to “deal ruthlessly” with anyone who attempts to snatch ballot box during the rescheduled general elections.
The President said he had ordered security agencies to prepare to crack down on potential trouble makers during the rescheduled elections. Tinubu, at a large stakeholders’ meeting, Wednesday, held at the Lagos State chapter of APC, Secretariat, Acme, Ogba, ahead of the Saturday polls, explained that APC in Lagos and South West is behind Buhari on the warning against box snatching and other electoral violence, saying it is in the interest of protecting the nation’s democracy from mischievous elements and enemies of democratic principles who were bent on scuttling it.
Tinubu, who rent the air with a tract from one of the popular Juju Musicians record, which expressed superiority and victory over enemies and oppositions, urged members and electorate not to be deterred by the Independent National Electoral Commission’s postponement of the election, and propaganda from political opponents, but be resolute and go out en masses and vote for PMB and other APC candidates on Saturday, in order to “bury” PDP finally from Nigeria political space.
He stated: “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.”