The statement by President Muhammadu Buhari at the All Progressives Congress caucus meeting on Monday has stirred heated reaction on social media.
President Buhari had stated during the meeting that anyone who tries to disrupt the election will be doing that “at the expense of his own life”.
He stated during the meeting that he has given instruction to security agencies, to ensure the general election goes on smoothly.
“I will warn those who have planned to disrupt the peaceful elections to desist from their planned actions.
“Anyone who tries that is doing it at the expense of his own life,” President Buhari said.
Nigerians have taken to the micro-blogging site, Twitter to share their view on the statement. See some reactions gathered by Naija News below:
APC Caucus: President Muhammadu Buhari Talks Tough on Ballot Snatching #NigeriaDecides2019 pic.twitter.com/5UQfxBde7U
— AMT (@AMTanimu) February 18, 2019
"Anybody who incites violence in his locality or leads a body of thugs to snatch ballot boxes or disturbs the voting system, during elections will do so at the expense of his own life." – Pres Muhammadu Buhari threatens at the ongoing APC Caucus meeting.
— Tosin Olugbenga (@TosinOlugbenga) February 18, 2019
I’ve never seen anything like this APC caucus meeting I just watched. Party chairman hijacked National television to incite the country against the electoral management authority, President threatening that people will die if they try to snatch ballot boxes. They’re scared scared
— Fes’ (@boredfest) February 18, 2019
"Anyone who snatches ballot boxes, will do so at the expense of his own life." -Muhammadu Buhari now at the APC Caucus meeting in Abuja.
The convener of ‘Dog and baboon will soak is at it again.’
— ONYEDIKA ANAMBRA (@governmentson) February 18, 2019
Buhari at the APC caucus effectively said he's ordered security operatives to kill (not arrest) any political thug who tries snatching ballot boxes. This is the same Buhari who allowed APC thugs prevent PDP from voting in Osun, while the FG deployed "remote control". Na wah o.
— Atiku For President (@AtikuForNaija) February 18, 2019