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You have no role in the conduct of elections ', Atiku tells military

By News Express on 20/02/2019

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• Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar
• Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar

The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, says the military has no role to play in the conduct of elections. 

He said this on Tuesday during the party’s NEC meeting in Abuja, while responding to comments made by President Muhammadu Buhari’s on the snatching of ballot boxes.

Speaking at the APC caucus meeting on Monday, the President had ordered security agencies to “deal ruthlessly” with anyone who attempts to snatch ballot box during the rescheduled general elections.

Atiku, however, believes that the president’s order is a result of his desperation to remain in power.

He, therefore, adviced President Buhari that his ambitions should not be worth the blood of any Nigerian, while also reminding the military that their duty remains to protect the nation.

Atiku said, “You will recall that during the Peace Accord process, I stated in clear terms, quoting form former president Jonathan Goodluck, that my ambition is not worth the blood of any Nigerian.

“That man is a great man.

“Today I call on President Buhari to make that same commitment to the people whose mandate he holds, while also urging all security agencies to uphold our Constitution with an understanding that voting is a civil activity and civic responsibility.

“The Nigerian military is constitutionally responsible for protecting our territorial integrity and national borders and has no role to play in the conduct of elections.”

Sourced from a Channels TV report

 

Source News Express

Posted 20/02/2019 05:30:08 AM

 

 

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