Ballot boxes snatchers risk losing their lives -Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari has warned those who plan to disrupt the coming elections to stay away from ballot boxes on February 23 or risk losing their lives.

At an emergency caucus meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abuja on Monday morning, the president said anyone who plans any trouble, especially by carrying ballot boxes, would be doing so at the “expense of his life”.

Buhari made the statement after he had expressed his displeasure with the Independent National Electoral Commission for postponing the general elections from February 16 to 23.

The president added 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.

Buhari also berated INEC chairman Mahmood Yakubu for bungling the poll while also agreeing with the submission of party chairman Adams Oshiomhole that the electoral chief was in purported collusion with the opposition Peoples Democratic Party.

The electoral body had listed logistics handicaps as reason for postponing the general elections for one week.

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