President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday ordered the army and the police to take off the kid gloves during Saturday’s general election and smash these evil monsters called ballot box snatchers.
Buhari gave this order while addressing members of the All Progressive Congress at the party’s caucus meeting in Abuja shortly before it went into a closed-door session.
According to Buhari, “I have briefed the law enforcement agencies and the military. They have identified the hot spots, flashpoints. “They should be prepared to move. We have made as much arrangement as possible and resources provided as much as the country can afford. “Anybody who decides to snatch ballot boxes or lead thugs to disturb it, maybe this is the last lawful action you will take.
“I really gave the military and the police (order) to be ruthless. We are not going to be blamed that we want to rig election. I want Nigerians to be respected. Let them vote whoever they want across the parties.
”“I am going to warn anybody who thinks he has enough influence in his locality to lead a body of thugs or to disturb the voting system, he will do it at the expense of his own life.”