Stop Using Youths For Ballot Snatching, Attack On INEC Office – Sen. Musa Tells Colleagues
A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Sen. Sani Musa, has urged his political colleagues to stop influencing the youths for thuggery during elections.
Chairman Senate Committee on Services berated the incessant attacks on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) facility across states ahead of the 2023 general elections.
He said instead of empowering the youths for ballot snatching and snatching of ballot boxes and spilling of innocent blood, and destruction of public properties, the focus should be on empowering the youths so as to become relevant to society before and even after the elections.
Senator Musa charged INEC and security agencies, the Nigeria Police Force, especially on the need to ensure the successful conduct of the 2023 general elections, saying having gone so far with all arrangements, Nigerians will not accept any excuse for failed elections.
Naija News reports that the APC chieftain said this at an interview with newsmen.
Musa said, “Both the International Communities and Nigerians are aware of the incessant attacks on some INEC offices and facilities, but these should not overwhelm both INEC and all Security Agencies in the country from the success of the elections.
“INEC and the Police and other Security Agencies should be more proactive, especially in beefing up adequate security round all INEC offices and facilities across the country rather than giving excuses.
“Let the Police go after and fish out not only the hoodlums behind these destructions but also their sponsors and then prosecute them immediately under the stipulated laws so as to serve as a deterrent to others.”
He again charged politicians across all the registered political parties across the country to play the game according to the rules.
“Just as the umpires and Security Agencies have vital roles to play towards the success of the elections, so do we Politicians and even the electorate also have roles to play towards the success,” Musa said.