Atiku says Buhari’s threat to ballot box snatchers is an electoral offence

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.

Atiku says Buhari's threat to ballot box snatchers is an electoral offence


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 offence where no such proscription exists under law. The last time we looked the death-penalty was not a sanction of the 2010 election ac

“In fact, threatening people with death in the context of an election is incitement to electoral violence, which is an offence under that act.

“Once again General Buhari is showing his true colours and complete disregard for our constitution and the laws of this country. He is getting confused with when he was President under military rule.

“His fig leaf of being a ‘reformed democrat’ has been blown away by this latest statement leaving his democratic credentials as naked as the day he was born

“I have always been a democrat and defender of our laws and constitution

“So rather than make up new penalties on the spot in a press conference, our plans to establish the EFC by using the framework of the 2002 establishing act of the EFCC have been well researched so that we can introduce this new entity within days of assuming office.

“Likewise, we do not believe in the principle of retrospective legislation so it will be empowered to investigate and prosecute electoral malpractice based on the 2010 Electoral Act. Any person considering conducting electoral malpractice, inciting violence or the illegal arrest of political opponents should be put on notice that my administration on entering office will apply the full force of the law on them.

“We do not believe that one illegal act deserves another so a PDP government will always operate within the framework of our legal structures and laws.”

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35 Comments

  1. This Atiku or whatever he is called doesn’t reason much because he is misinterpreting the president. I can’t blame him because that’s what he wants his people to do.

  2. Those who are supposed to be given the capital purnishment are not purnished. Only on ballot box thieves is capital purnishment. It is well o

  3. Atiku is the one who is confused here, this statement is just a warning to those you will send to snatch ballot boxes or perpetrate any electoral fraud, so why are you guy complaining, let those who will come and steal or disrupt our elections sacrifice their lifes now, anyone who’s ready to die should steal ballot boxes, army and police is battle ready for them

  4. If Atiku Abubakar saying is the same with his heartbeat, well I think he is going to do well,i will say I believe him.

  5. The thing is whether or not the president committed an electoral crime as Atiku is claiming, we all know that nobody will prosecute him for that. Let’s just focus on the election shall we.

  6. Opposition and oppression ere and there all because of election and political ambitions. . MaY God save Nigeria

  7. What Mr. President said is right. Why would a person snatch the electoral materials? Does that mean there would never be free and fair election in this country?
    Atiku is always finding blames to pour on Mr. Presidential after all his propagandas are not for the betterment of the poor & the country at large.

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