President Muhammadu Buhari has read the riot act to potential troublemakers ahead of the February 23 presidential election.
At an emergency caucus meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abuja on Monday morning, the president warned that anyone who foments trouble, especially by carrying ballot boxes, would be doing so at the “expense of his life”.
Buhari made the statement after reprimanding the Independent National Electoral Commission for postponing the general elections from February 16 to 23.
The president repeated that he gave INEC all necessary support to ensure a smooth exercise, but the electoral body still displayed “incompetence” and failed to let Nigerians go to the poll as originally scheduled.
INEC Chairman Mahmood Yakubu cited widespread logistics mishaps for the poll shift, but assured that everything would be in order before the new date of February 23 for presidential and federal parliamentary elections.
Mr Buhari also threatened consequences against INEC chairman Mahmood Yakubu, before the caucus meeting was cut off live broadcast.
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