The recent comment of the APC presidential candidate and incumbent President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari at the party’s caucus meeting on Monday has sparked up diverse reactions amongst Nigerians, many of whom faulted the comment of the president as they never expected such a comment from the leader of the country, particularly in a democratic dispensation.
Accoding top Buhari ““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,”
Here are some of the many comments and reactions triggered by the president’s comment.
@nnabros: This is simply an excuse to shoot whoever they want. After you die, they will put ballot box next to your body.
@inibeghe_imeh: I wonder how Nigerians thought this man was the best head for the Presidency in 2015……imagine @MBuhari threatening to take peoples’ lives.
@Chxta:President Buhari, on live TV, threatening violence during next Saturday’s elections.
@yinkaisola14: Only ballot box snatchers should be afraid of this statement.
@CAPT_Vincentt: Buhari’s ambition is worth anyone’s life, he doesn’t care.
@uchesame: Tyranny runs in this man’s blood. Man is issuing threats and inciting violence with boldness. Buhari will never change.
@AdeBanqie: I love the way Buhari spoke at the APC Caucus meeting as regards those who want to foment trouble during #NigeriaDecides2019
@iykimo: Nigerians are preparing for elections #NigeriaDecides2019. Buhari is preparing for war. Buhari should use the happy trigger soldiers to tackle Boko Haram insurgency, armed bandits, Peul/ Fulani militia and kidnappers.
@bobskino: Do we still need a constitution like this? Since we ‘re just following the orders the president is dishing out
@Ifeabunike: Buhari ordered security operatives to summarily execute those found liable in election infractions. This is less than 24 hours after a Nigerian Customs officers summarily executed a man he had arguments with. How would we know that those try kiled really did electoral malpractice?
Many believe that the comment of the president is aimed at using the security forces to silence those that are likely to foil the ploy of the APC to rig the elections.