As the election day comes closer, the President of the Country, Muhammadu Buhari has warned against any group planning violence during this period.
The president who spoke at the women conference of the First African Church Mission, Zango Kataf in Kaduna, warned that those who carried out any sort of violence would be brought to face the wrath of the law.
Buhari said, “I’m not an apostle of bloodshed, no, I’m not available for violence.”
“I believe that your prayers will give your leaders the power towards their numerous efforts to improve the lives and well-being of all Nigerians irrespective of their religious beliefs or creed.
“In the front burner of the agenda of the present administration is the provision of adequate security to the citizenry. This, the President has since demonstrated, by equipping the various security agencies, so that they would always act more efficiently.
“Human life as sacrosanct and will do everything to protect lives and properties. Try to live in peace and harmony with one another and avoid anything that could bring trouble.
This is a president who have resided over 4000 deaths of innocent Nigerians according to Amnesty International, a NGO human rights organization.
Buhari promised in 2015 to get rid of the Boko Haram menace but they remain a growing and more equipped fighting force in 2019.
“The President is man of peace and bridge builder. Though he has been greatly misunderstood by many because of his fight against corruption, but he means very well for Nigeria, he is a respecter of every religion and tribe.
“Those who sponsor and perpetrate violence in the 2019 elections, no matter how highly influential, will face the law. Let me also say that Nigeria is our country, we do not have any other place called Nigeria.
The Nigeria army had announced operation python dance 3 to clamp down on the indigenous people of Biafra, IPOB planned election boycott.
“This country will not be sacrificed on the altar of violence. Our youths are the leaders of tomorrow and so, they must shun any invitation meant to use them for violence.
“As you all prepare for the general elections, please come out, cast your votes. Do not exchange your Permanent Voters Cards for money. Your PVC is your power, come out, exercise your franchise and ensure your vote counts.”
In other developments, sporadic violence and deaths have been recorded at APC party campaign rallies in some parts of the country.
Meanwhile, The indigenous people of Biafra, IPOB have locked down major cities in the South East in peaceful protests saying there will be no voting in the region.