President Muhammadu Buhari has saidthat any politician that decides to sponsor political thugs to cause trouble or to snatch ballot boxes in the rescheduled elections will be doing so at great risk.
The President read the riot act at the All Progressives Congress emergency National Caucus meeting on Monday in Abuja at the party’s national secretariat.
He stressed that security operatives had been ordered to deal with any such persons ruthlessly.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the APC caucus meeting was called by the party’s national leadership to discuss matters arising from the postponement of the earlier scheduled February16, Presidential and National Assembly elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission.
The APC caucus is a statutory organ of the party, and it is chaired by President Buhari.
Its members include the Vice President and all the party’s former and serving governors and members of its National Working Committee, among others.
He said: “Anybody who decides to snatch ballot boxes or be a thug will be dealt with ruthlessly.”