The presidential candidate of the Action Democratic Party, ADP, Engr. Yabagi Yusuf Sani, has stated that President Muhammadu Buhari was frustrated over his obvious defeat this weekend, hence, he said security agents should deal with ballot box snatchers ruthlessly
Speaking at a press conference in Abuja on Wednesday, he urged the President to retract the statement, noting that such instruction was not in tandem with democratic norms.
Expressing concern over the blunt warning, he said: “such a threat comment should not be made by a president of a country for the interest of sanctity of human lives”.
“We all know that Buhari is a victim of circumstance. It is difficult for him to free himself from the cabals around him. The cabals are still in charged” he stated.
Speaking further, ADP presidential candidate called on Nigerians to be focused and be steadfast at this electioneering period, adding that Nigerians should not mind the desperation of the two political parties trying to attain power by all means.
He however reminded the Federal Government that Nigeria as a country remained greater than any individual or group of individual, saying that the need to uphold the country despite all struggles cannot be underestimated.
According to him, “We have seen the kind of desperation going on by the two so call political parties. We however want to call on Nigerians to be steadfast not minding their struggles.”
“What happened last Saturday was very unfortunate, but we cannot afford to fail as a nation, as other countries of the world are watching what is going on here in Nigeria. The right thing must be done for us to move forward” he cautioned.
As for the INEC, Sani stated that it can deliver, but he, however, urged the INEC chairman not to be distracted by the desperation of the APC and the PDP presidential candidates.
“To me, what happened last Saturday, INEC chairman was just acting. There is more than the logistic they were talking about. INEC chairman cannot just come out and postpone the election few hours to the poll.”
“What INEC demonstrated shows that they were ready to deliver free fair and credible elections? What logistic problem few hours to election” he said.