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What Politicians Are Planning To Do During Guber Polls – Buratai



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The Chief of the Army Staff, Lt Gen Tukur Buratai, has revealed that military intelligence show some politicians are planning violence including bombings and assassinations to disrupt the conduct of the elections.

Speaking on Wednesday at a strategic meeting with Principal Staff Officers, General Officers Commanding and field commanders at the army headquarters in Abuja, ahead of Saturday’s governorship and House of assembly elections, Buratai said the army “must not allow them to succeed.”

He said during the February 23 Presidential and National Assembly elections, some level of violence was recorded leading to “disruption of polls, burning of ballot boxes in some areas as well as loss of lives, including the death of an officer and three soldiers.”

Buratai noted that hobnobbing and fraternization with politicians during this election period was prohibited, urging “commanders to deal decisively with any electoral crime or action such as thuggery, snatching of ballot boxes, illegal possession of electoral materials and firearms as well as other crimes that would mar the smooth conduct of the election.”

Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.