Buhari Vows To Prosecute Security Personnel Guilty Of Election Malpractices

2015-election

President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari has said that his government would not spare any security personnel found guilty of electoral offences in the last general elections.

He noted that crimes of ballot snatching and prevention of the use of card readers by soldiers must not go unpunished.

Buhari said this when he received members of the South East Caucus of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who were at the Defence House in Abuja to congratulate him on his electoral victory.

The president-elect in his promise to probe security operatives, made particular reference to Edo, Imo and Rivers States, saying he had already instructed the affected governors to document all offences alleged to have been perpetrated by the personnel.

He commended the efforts of Governors Rochas Okorocha, Adams Oshomole and Chibuike Ameachi of Imo, Edo and Rivers States for resisting the efforts by the security personnel who attempted to snatch the ballot boxes and disallow the use of card readers.

He said that the governors literally fought on the streets of their respective states to prevent soldiers and some officers of DSS who were involved in the crimes from executing their mission.

At the meeting, the south east caucus urged Buhari to support the region in getting the slot of the Speaker or Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives. They also presented the former Governor of Abia State, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu as their preferred choice for the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation.

“We know that we have lost out for the position of the senate presidency because we did not have ranking senator returned to the National assembly, we however appeal and we believe that you will be generous enough to consider the south east region to be considered for the position of the SGF,” Okorocha, who led the delegation said.

“We (South east, APC) are more victorious than you are on your victory at the presidential election. May of us would have gone on exile if you had lost. Although, we could not deliver the south east to you, what we were able to do however was to cut down the 7.2 million votes the PDP had projected to get from the south east,” he said.

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