By Nwafor Sunday
The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu, Monday asked Nigerians to understand and comprehend the statement made earlier by the Presidential candidate of the party, President Muhammadu Buhari, noting that his postulations were not ambiguous to understand.
Recall that Buhari had said that whoever tries to Snatch ballot box, or disrupt the election will pay with his life.
Miffed with his statement, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP through its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, accused APC and Buhari of trying to truncate democracy, saying that Buhari’s threat to the lives of Nigerians, at the opening of APC’s national caucus meeting in Abuja today, is a direct call for jungle justice and attempt to divert public attention from their closed session where details of their dastardly plot to truncate our democratic process will be perfected.
Defending Buhari, Tinubu averred that President Buhari’s statement was clear to understand and urged Nigerians not to misunderstand him.
His words, “I was in that meeting; the president was just reinforcing the fact that if you are out there snatching ballot boxes, and causing destruction, you are at risk of your own life.
“Whatever happens to you; no president will give an order that his own citizens should be shot summarily. No! No, its okay, emotions are running high these days. Any individual including myself can be misinterpreted.
“These are not his words; he is a law abiding person and he understands categorically and clearly what rule of law is and the lives of individual citizens, that he is in that office to protect.
“Now, let me run this; he has been fighting Boko Haram, kidnappers and all these before this election, did you hear him asking them to be shot and executed summarily? If he has gone through that in the last five years, please give a benefit of the doubt.”