NIGERIA: President Muhammadu Buhari says he has ordered the police and military to be “ruthless” with anyone who tries to rig rescheduled presidential and parliamentary elections.
People who attempted to steal or destroy ballot boxes and voting material would do so “at the expense of his own life”, Mr Buhari said.
President Buhari was speaking at an emerging meeting of his All People’s Congress following the last-minute postponement of Saturday’s election.
The poll is now due to take place this Saturday.
The Nigeria main opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) condemned Mr Buhari’s statement, saying it was a “direct call for jungle justice”,
Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, 72, is running against Mr Buhari under the banner of the PDP.
more recommended stories
Nigerians outraged as first lady Aisha Buhari calls for social media regulation
Nigerian first lady Aisha Buhari’s call.
Court dismisses rape case against Nigerian pastor
A Nigerian court has thrown out.
Latest Nigeria police raid ‘frees 500 students from Islamic school’
Nigeria police have freed 500 students.
Gunmen in mass kidnap in Nigeria’s capital Abuja
Several unknown gunmen are now asking.
Nigeria activist Omoyele Sowore charged with insulting president
The Nigerian authorities have charged a.
Dozens of mourners ‘killed by Boko Haram’ at a funeral in north Nigeria
An attack this weekend by suspected.