– Dr. Oby Ezekwesili has reacted to the statement made by Pres. Buhari about ballot box snatching
– She went on to educate politicians on the dangers of ballot snatching
Former Presidential candidate, Oby Ezekwesili has reacted to the statement made by President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday that anyone caught in ballot box snatching would pay with their lives.
Oby Ezekwesili in a reaction stated that the statement made by Pres. Buhari promotes jungle justice and could be misused.
She went on to educate politicians on the dangers of ballot box snatching, she revealed that ballot box snatched at a polling unit will be considered null and void as the process has been digitalized.
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Below is a statement Oby Ezekwesili shared via her twitter handle,
There must be a policing system that makes it difficult for anyone to walk into Polling Units bearing weapons of any kind and a process for dealing with die-hards that violate this. That statement by the President can easily be misused by trigger-happy security personnel. Sad.
By the way, how did Ballot Snatching get to the top of our elections worries again? I vividly remember our visit to the @inecnigeria
as a Citizens’ Movement last year when he firmly stated that the digitalized system of voting makes ballot snatching useless to politicians.
From what we learnt at that meeting, every polling unit has a specialized digital number. All voting cards for that particular station would carry the digital number and so snatching a ballot box to take to another PU automatically invalidates a vote. Do the politicians not know?
Nigerians as well have taken to various medium both offline and online to react to the statement made by Pres. Muhammadu Buhari about ballot box snatchers.