Danjuma Tells The Electorate To Guard Their Votes From ‘Vote Buyers’
Former Minister of Defence, Lt. General Theophilus Danjuma rtd has raised the alarm of an alleged plot to use violence to rig the forthcoming general elections.
The retired general alleged that there were clandestine moves to cause civil unrest in Taraba, in an attempt to make the governorship election inconclusive.
He made the allegations at the commissioning of medical laboratories in Takum on Tuesday.
He also called on the voters to guard their votes noting that there will be provocations and temptations to sell votes.
His words, “We are in the eve of the election and if you want another four years for our able governor, we must work for peace.
“Those who do not wish us well will want us to fight ourselves, then they will use soldiers and police to destabilize us and rig the election.
“It will be in our best interest to ensure there is peace. We should suffer all provocation because there are going to be plenty between now and the time of election.
“They will provoke you to fight yourselves because they know they will lose if there is a peaceful election.
“I beg everyone of you to help maintain peace so we can have a peaceful election and that there are no surprises and will be no postponement. ”
“The last time when Darius’s political party was the ruling party, he was made to have run off three times.
“This time they have perfected running off. Once you don’t win the first time, the second time, they will sit down and write the result and announce it in the runoff.
“They will award votes and this is the primitive democracy we now operate in this country.
“It is up to you to guard your votes, secure your votes and make sure that everyone of your votes count and that is when you can have four plus four.”
He added, “you will be selling your birthright if you agree to their demand.”
Recall that as previously published by Naija News, at the height of the farmer-herders clashes and other insecurity concerns in the country, Gen. Danjuma had once called on Nigerians to defend themselves against killers.