The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar, says an offence going by the electoral act and that the retired general is only showing his true colours
Atiku said threatening people with death in context of election is incitement to electoral violence.
Atiku was reacting to a statement by President Muhammadu Buhari who said that ballot-snatchers will pay with their lives.
Atiku, in a statement on monday by his aide, Phrank Shaibu, said the president has complete disregard for the country’s laws.
“We were shocked to hear General Buhari live on national television threatening to kill people for an offence where no such proscription exists under law. The last time we looked the death-penalty was not a sanction of the 2010 electoral act,” he said.
He added “In fact, threatening people with death in the context of an election is incitement to electoral violence, which is an offence under that act.
“Once again General Buhari is showing his true colours and complete disregard for our constitution and the laws of this country. He is getting confused with when he was President under military rule.
“His fig leaf of being a ‘reformed democrat’ has been blown away by this latest statement leaving his democratic credentials as naked as the day he was born.”