Elections: Buhari reveals what’ll happen to riggers, ballot box snatchers /
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday disclosed that the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, was desirous for credible poll in a peaceful atmosphere; as he  threatened that whoever rigs or snatches ballot boxes does so will pay with his or her life. 
 
He issued this threat in Abuja at the APC's caucus meeting held at the headquarters of the party, where he recalled the trauma Nigerians and political players went through at the point the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC,  postponed the presidential and National Assembly elections  earlier slated for Saturday,  February 16.
 
Buhari said that he has ordered security agencies to ensure the general elections go on smoothly, and advised the electorates to be calm and peaceful. 
 
“I will warn those who have planned to disrupt the peaceful elections to desist from their planned actions. 
 
"Anyone who tries that is doing it at the expense of his own life," the President said.
 
He further stated that INEC has questions to answer, as the commission had all the resources it needed to carry out its duties.
 
“I have to leave my constituency and come to Abuja immediately, because I was told of the decision of INEC about 4:30 in the morning.
 
“I told them in my statement at the airport that INEC had all the time and all the resources they wanted and then they have to wait for only six hours to casting the votes to tell us that it is not possible.
 
"Definitely, the reasons why such incompetence manifest itself has to be explained to the nation," Buhari said.
 
The APC Chairman,  Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, in his address, accused the leadership of INEC of inefficiency and compromise, alleging that some of his officials of the commission were colluding with the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. 
 
He said there were indications that some officials of INEC earlier informed the PDP of possibility of postponement,  adding that such development necessitated suspicion of possible compromise. 
 
The APC national chairman wondered why information of that nature could have been divulged to the opposition party while the ruling party was not in the know. 
 
"I make bold to say that somebody in INEC had earlier informed the PDP of the postponement telling them not to waste their resources".
 
He added that their party would write the leadership of INEC to seek for discussion on some fundamental questions as regards sanctity of Saturday election,  which are presently begging for answers. 
 
Oshiomhole also threatened that his party would go ahead with campaign against the directive of INEC,  as he challenged such directive of no campaign as antithetical to Nigeria's constitution and the electoral act. 


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