2019: FG Warns Politicians against Electoral Thuggery, Violence
Ahead of the 2019 General Elections, the Federal Government has advised against the use of any form of thuggery and violence by politicians and party supporters so as to ensure a free and fair election process in the country..
The Hon. Minister of Interior, Lt Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (rtd) who disclosed this today in his Office in Abuja said that government will not fold its arms to watch politicians throw the country into chaos and unrest simply because they want to win elections.
Gen. Dambazau pointed out that, security agencies have been directed to ensure adequate security of lives and property during and even before the General elections in line with the policy direction of President Muhammadu Buhari’s Administration.
According to him, “President Muhammadu Buhari is committed to free and fair elections in 2019 and this can only be possible if politicians give peace a chance by avoiding all forms of political thuggery and violence in their struggle to get elected”.
The Minister reiterated that the possession of any type of weapons during elections or rallies may attract arrest and prosecution.
He therefore advised youth in the country not to allow themselves to be used by desperate politicians who want power at all cost and may influence them into political thuggery and violence over little gratification, at the detriment of their future.
Dr. Mohammed Bello Umar
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Report By: PRNigeria.com