Ballot Snatching: Buhari’s Comment Not License To Kill – NLC

Nigeria Labour Congress

Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) says “President Muhammadu Buhari’s comment on dealing summarily with ballot snatchers or arsonists in upcoming elections is not a license to kill”.

President of the Congress, Mr Ayuba Wabba, stated this in a statement on Thursday in Abuja. According to Wabba, the president’s comment to deal summarily with ballot snatchers or arsonists is not a license to kill. It is intended to deter trouble makers.


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Ayuba Wabba, President Nigeria Lagos Congress

Wabba called on Nigerians to avoid violence during the Presidential and National Assembly elections across the country on Saturday saying that as Nigerians go to the polls, they must exhibit the finest traditions, highest values, utmost sense of responsibility and unflagging patriotism in them.

“The moment of truth has come and we must of necessity perform our civic duty in FULFILLMENT of our beliefs. Our conduct will reveal our true identity, betray our intentions and test our claim to nationhood. We, therefore challenge you the candidates, politicians, supporters, security personnel and INEC to be of utmost good BEHAVIOR and ethical standard. You are also to conduct yourselves with civility, humility, truth and abide by the rule of law” 

He said that people should remember that nobody’s ambition is worth the blood of anybody. He urge politician to know note that they cannot hold political offices without peace or country.

“We therefore urge all Nigerians to prevent violence noting that we are going to the poll and not war.”

Wabba call INEC to be fair, impartial and just, to all parties or contestants in the conduct of the election.

He called on the electorate to vote according to their consciences and beliefs and not according to primordial or sectarian sentiments or emergency seductions.


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