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  • Updated: June 02, 2021

Buhari Vows To Crush Those Attacking INEC Facilities, Plotting Nigeria’s Destruction

Buhari Vows To Crush Those Attacking INEC Facilities, Plotti

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday vowed to crush those plotting for the destruction of Nigeria, adding that they would soon receive the shock of their lives.

The President spoke after he received a briefing from the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu, on a series of attacks on the electoral body’s facilities around the country.

The President said the Federal Government has given the perpetrators enough time.

In a statement issued by his spokesperson, Femi Adesina, Buhari was quoted, “I receive daily security reports on the attacks, and it is very clear that those behind them want this administration to fail.”

President Buhari reminded the perpetrators that he visited the 36 states of the country before the 2019 general elections, adding that, “Majority of the people believed me, and the election proved it.”

The President promised to continue leading the country in compliance with the provisions of the constitution, adding that those misbehaving in some parts of the country were obviously too young to know the travails and loss of lives that attended the Nigerian Civil War.

He said, “Those of us in the fields for 30 months, who went through the war, will treat them in the language they understand. We are going to be very hard sooner than later.”

According to him, the Service Chiefs and the Inspector-General of Police have been changed, “and we will demand security from them.”

On the dangers posed to future elections by the burning of INEC facilities, President Buhari said he would give the electoral commission all it needed to operate, “so that no one would say we don’t want to go, or that we want a third term. There will be no excuse for failure. We’ll meet all INEC’s demands.”

On his part, the INEC Chairman said that so far, there have been 42 cases of attacks on INEC offices nationwide, since the last General Election.

He said, “The 42 incidents so far occurred in 14 states of the Federation for a variety of reasons….Most of the attacks happened in the last seven months, and they are unrelated to protest against previous elections.

“From the pattern and frequency of the most recent attacks, they appear to be targeted at future elections. The intention is to incapacitate the Commission, undermine the nation’s democracy and precipitate a national crisis.”

 

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