President Muhammadu Buhari, Monday received in audience the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC), Prof.Mahmood Yakubu and key officials of the Commission.
The electoral umpire boss was in the State House, Abuja to brief the President on recent attacks on the Commission’s facilities across the couny in recent times.
Responding,the President after receiving assurances that elections will be held in Anambra State inspite of the ongoing security challanges in the State used the medium to read a riot act to those causing problems in the country.
“I receive daily security reports on the attacks on critical national infrastructure, and it is very clear that those behind them want this administration to fail. Whoever wants the destruction of the system will soon have the shock of their lives. We’ve given them enough time.”
” I received a briefing today from the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on the series of attacks on their facilities nationwide. These attacks are totally unacceptable, and we will not allow those behind them to achieve their evil objectives.”
” I have assured INEC that we will make available to them everything they need to operate efficiently, so that no one will say we don’t want to go, or that we want a third term. There will be no excuse for failure. We will meet all of INEC’s demands.”
“In the area of security, we have changed the Service Chiefs and the Inspector-General, and we are demanding that they rise fully to the challenges confronting us. There must be zero tolerance for all those those bent on destroying our country by promoting crime and insurrection.”
“Many of those misbehaving today are too young to be aware of the destruction and loss of lives that occurred during the Nigerian Civil War. Those of us in the fields for 30 months, who went through the war, will treat them in the language they understand.”