Shettima Reacts To Attacks On INEC Facilities, Calls Out IPOB
The Vice Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Kashim Shetima, has condemned the plethora of attacks on facilities of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) across the country.
Speaking in Birnin Kebbi at the palace of the Emir of Gwandu, Muhammadu Iliyasu-Bashar, on Wednesday, the former Governor of Borno State described the attacks on INEC offices as “acts of terrorism”.
Recall that the electoral commission had said its facilities have been attacked more than 50 times across 15 states in the country in the last three years.
Following the latest attacks on INEC facilities in Imo and Enugu States on January 15 and 16, Shettima called on all Nigerians to condemn the act of vandalism of government property.
He argued that the sit-at-home order in the South East is also a pathway to anarchy and insanity, adding that the activities of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) are not in tandem with modern democratic practice.
The former Borno governor added that nobody in the country can force himself in power through threats, intimidation, and blackmail.
He said: “The incessant attacks on INEC offices and facilities is an act of terrorism, every meaningful Nigerian must condemn it in total.
“Also, locking downtowns and cities in the South East is also a pathway to anarchy and insanity. It should be condemned, likewise, the activities of the proscribed indigenous people of biafra are not in tandem with modern democratic practice.
“Nobody in this country can force himself into power through threats, intimidation, and blackmail. Politics and democracy is a game of numbers, your ability to reach out and build bridges and win the hearts and minds of people is much more important than issuing threats and intimidation.”