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Mahmood Yakubu Differs With Buhari On Punishment For Ballot Box Snatchers by PresidentAtiku: 5:12pm On Feb 19
Although President Muhammadu Buhari has given the Military and the Police the power to be ruthless as ballot box snatchers because they commit the offence “at risk to their own lives”, Professor Mahmood Yakubu has expressed the belief that ballot box snatchers should be punished only in accordance with the electoral law.

Speaking in Abuja on Monday at a meeting of the national caucus of the All Progressives Congress (APC), the President had said those who influence ballot box snatching may find out it is their "last unlawful action".

"Anybody who decides to snatch ballot boxes or lead thugs to disturb, it may be that [this will be] the last unlawful action you will take," Buhari had said.

"I rarely give the military and the police [the power] to be ruthless. We are not going be blamed but we won’t rig election. I want Nigerians to be respected; let them vote whoever they want across the parties. I'm not afraid of it.

"The whole 36 states in Nigeria, I went round. I think I have got enough support across the country to look after me. So I'm going to warn anybody who thinks he has enough influence in his locality to lead a body of thugs to snatch boxes or to disturb the voting system, he will do it at the expense of his own life."

When these comments were brought to the INEC Chairman on Tuesday as he addressed the media on the preparedness of his commission for the rescheduled polls, Yakubu said: “The position of the commission is that all violators of the Electoral Act should be punished according to the provisions of the Electoral Act."

Yakubu also denied reports that Okechukwu Ibeanu, the National Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in charge of logistics, was invited by the Department of State Services (DSS).

“No commissioner of the commission was picked up by any security agency no house of any commissioner of INEC was raided; no any commissioner of INEC has been picked by the security agency,” he said.

“The particular commissioner you are referring to, whose name was mentioned on social media, is as we speak currently in his office in the commission. Similarly, no six directors were picked up by any security agency. All decisions on the administration of the commission are taken by the commission as an independent, constitutional body. We will continue to protect and jealously guard our independence.”

http://saharareporters.com/2019/02/19/breaking-inec-chairman-differs-buhari-punishment-ballot-box-snatchers

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Re: Mahmood Yakubu Differs With Buhari On Punishment For Ballot Box Snatchers by mankand(m): 5:16pm On Feb 19
Let's see how it goes
Re: Mahmood Yakubu Differs With Buhari On Punishment For Ballot Box Snatchers by rottennaija(m): 5:17pm On Feb 19
Well, it's better they don't try snatching the box on Saturday.

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Re: Mahmood Yakubu Differs With Buhari On Punishment For Ballot Box Snatchers by orisa37: 5:18pm On Feb 19
Supported.

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Re: Mahmood Yakubu Differs With Buhari On Punishment For Ballot Box Snatchers by knightsTempler: 5:19pm On Feb 19
Only a slowpoke will not differ with Buhari's unconstitutionality. Nigeria is not a jungle. INEC Chairman is following the rule of law. There is stipulated punishment for ballot box snatching which is two years imprisonment without option of fine. What Buhari said was tantamount to killing a fly with a sledgehammer. I condemn election rigging or violence in its entirety. Buhari goofed on this. He should apologize to Nigerians for this rascality.

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Re: Mahmood Yakubu Differs With Buhari On Punishment For Ballot Box Snatchers by doctokwus: 5:21pm On Feb 19
Rule of law is an aberration to Buhari,that's why he has failed twice as a head of State.
Arbitrariness,bloodshed and terror are his rules of engagement

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Re: Mahmood Yakubu Differs With Buhari On Punishment For Ballot Box Snatchers by PresidentAtiku: 5:22pm On Feb 19
doctokwus:
Rule of law is an aberration to Buhari,that's why he has failed twice as a head of State.
Arbitrariness,bloodshed and terror are his rules of engagement
His reign comes to an end this Saturday!!!

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Re: Mahmood Yakubu Differs With Buhari On Punishment For Ballot Box Snatchers by DMerciful(m): 5:27pm On Feb 19
Of course Mahmood is a learned man!

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Re: Mahmood Yakubu Differs With Buhari On Punishment For Ballot Box Snatchers by mekaboy(m): 5:28pm On Feb 19
We are not blood suckers.Buhari na your own blood you go drink.

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Re: Mahmood Yakubu Differs With Buhari On Punishment For Ballot Box Snatchers by PresidentAtiku: 5:28pm On Feb 19
DMerciful:
Of course Mahmood is a learned man!
He seems to be upright thus far

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Re: Mahmood Yakubu Differs With Buhari On Punishment For Ballot Box Snatchers by knightsTempler: 5:31pm On Feb 19
If you have a business(nigeria) and buhari is your manager.

Everyday the business is dying.

Customers( foreign investors) are leaving.

He is eating your money quietly and secretly but he says he didn't touch 1 naira.

You gave him opportunity to employ staffs but he employed only his brothers.

Will you retain him?

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Re: Mahmood Yakubu Differs With Buhari On Punishment For Ballot Box Snatchers by PresidentAtiku: 5:35pm On Feb 19
knightsTempler:
If you have a business(nigeria) and buhari is your manager.

Everyday the business is dying.

Customers( foreign investors) are leaving.

He is eating your money quietly and secretly but he says he didn't touch 1 naira.

You gave him opportunity to employ staffs but he employed only his brothers.

Will you retain him?
No I won't retain him

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Re: Mahmood Yakubu Differs With Buhari On Punishment For Ballot Box Snatchers by slivertongue: 5:38pm On Feb 19
GMB is an anarchist so let's vote him out and send him home, he lacks the capacity to govern nigeria

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Re: Mahmood Yakubu Differs With Buhari On Punishment For Ballot Box Snatchers by livelymatilda22: 5:38pm On Feb 19
doctokwus:
Rule of law is an aberration to Buhari,that's why he has failed twice as a head of State.
Arbitrariness,bloodshed and terror are his rules of engagement
Please,make sure you snatch a ballot box on Saturday as you normally do for Pdp OK? ....Enjoy

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Re: Mahmood Yakubu Differs With Buhari On Punishment For Ballot Box Snatchers by PresidentAtiku: 5:42pm On Feb 19
livelymatilda22:

Please,make sure you snatch a ballot box on Saturday as you normally do for Pdp OK? ....Enjoy
shhhhhh

Awon blood sucker

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Re: Mahmood Yakubu Differs With Buhari On Punishment For Ballot Box Snatchers by IamJames: 5:44pm On Feb 19
Who doesn't know that Buhary is insane.

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Re: Mahmood Yakubu Differs With Buhari On Punishment For Ballot Box Snatchers by PresidentAtiku: 5:44pm On Feb 19
cc:lalasticlala

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Re: Mahmood Yakubu Differs With Buhari On Punishment For Ballot Box Snatchers by Oxb90: 6:03pm On Feb 19
knightsTempler:
Only a slowpoke will not differ with Buhari's unconstitutionality. Nigeria is not a jungle. INEC Chairman is following the rule of law. There is stipulated punishment for ballot box snatching which is two years imprisonment without option of fine. What Buhari said was tantamount to killing a fly with a sledgehammer. I condemn election rigging or violence in its entirety. Buhari goofed on this. He should apologize to Nigerians for this rascality.
for wea that man has not regretted any of his mistakes no matter the gravity.

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Re: Mahmood Yakubu Differs With Buhari On Punishment For Ballot Box Snatchers by PresidentAtiku: 6:18pm On Feb 19
knightsTempler:
Here are some notable quotes from Atiku earlier today at the #PDPNECMeeting.

Atiku to Military commanders and officers: You are not bound to execute unlawful orders.

Atiku: If You are in the SS, SE and NC, you are more likely to have your card reader slowed they have tampered with them

Atiku: General Buhari was never a Democrat, he simply wore the garb to come back to power, he is a power Monger

Atiku: "We stand on the edge of history, but we must not let our guard down as we have an opponent who will stop at nothing to retain power "

Atiku: More Nigerians are living in extreme Poverty than any other country in the world. We had the largest economy in Africa before the APC.

Atiku: Our campaigns have been issue based, offering Nigerians hope and a Better tomorrow

Atiku: I quoted GEJ earlier and I'm saying it again, My Ambition is not worth the blood of any Nigerian. I call on President Buhari to make the same commitment

Atiku: I call on INEC to remain impartial arbiters. Resolve all logistical challenges before the commencement of polls.

Atiku: General Buhari has repeatedly violated the constitution, more recently the suspension of the Chief Justice of the Federation. Crossing the line that divides executive from Judiciary

Atiku: We have fought more ruthless dictators than Buhari. A precondition for free fair and credible elections is for people to cast their votes without violence.

Atiku: We are going to win this election. Do not despair, our time is now, together we shall reshape the destiny of our country. Together we can get Nigeria Working again.

And so says our incoming President..

BTW, where is Femi Adesina?

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Re: Mahmood Yakubu Differs With Buhari On Punishment For Ballot Box Snatchers by PresidentAtiku: 6:19pm On Feb 19
knightsTempler:
Here are some notable quotes from Atiku earlier today at the #PDPNECMeeting.

Atiku to Military commanders and officers: You are not bound to execute unlawful orders.

Atiku: If You are in the SS, SE and NC, you are more likely to have your card reader slowed they have tampered with them

Atiku: General Buhari was never a Democrat, he simply wore the garb to come back to power, he is a power Monger

Atiku: "We stand on the edge of history, but we must not let our guard down as we have an opponent who will stop at nothing to retain power "

Atiku: More Nigerians are living in extreme Poverty than any other country in the world. We had the largest economy in Africa before the APC.

Atiku: Our campaigns have been issue based, offering Nigerians hope and a Better tomorrow

Atiku: I quoted GEJ earlier and I'm saying it again, My Ambition is not worth the blood of any Nigerian. I call on President Buhari to make the same commitment

Atiku: I call on INEC to remain impartial arbiters. Resolve all logistical challenges before the commencement of polls.

Atiku: General Buhari has repeatedly violated the constitution, more recently the suspension of the Chief Justice of the Federation. Crossing the line that divides executive from Judiciary

Atiku: We have fought more ruthless dictators than Buhari. A precondition for free fair and credible elections is for people to cast their votes without violence.

Atiku: We are going to win this election. Do not despair, our time is now, together we shall reshape the destiny of our country. Together we can get Nigeria Working again.

And so says our incoming President..

BTW, where is Femi Adesina?

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Re: Mahmood Yakubu Differs With Buhari On Punishment For Ballot Box Snatchers by shachris05: 8:43pm On Feb 19
What does the constitution say?

Section 129 (4) of the Electoral Act states, “Any person who snatches or destroys any election material commits an offence and is liable on conviction to 24 months imprisonment.”


Anything other than this is you committing another crime.

Buhari is an evil despot.

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Re: Mahmood Yakubu Differs With Buhari On Punishment For Ballot Box Snatchers by freemanbubble: 8:44pm On Feb 19
How many times them post this news on front page?

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Re: Mahmood Yakubu Differs With Buhari On Punishment For Ballot Box Snatchers by CoolEmpress(f): 8:46pm On Feb 19
Since the military and police is under the control of president buhari, his order is hardly fair.





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Re: Mahmood Yakubu Differs With Buhari On Punishment For Ballot Box Snatchers by PapaAdanna: 8:46pm On Feb 19
Blood thirsty old illiterate ruling a country like Nigeria. It's a shame!

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Re: Mahmood Yakubu Differs With Buhari On Punishment For Ballot Box Snatchers by Salvador1: 8:46pm On Feb 19
The atikulation part 2

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Re: Mahmood Yakubu Differs With Buhari On Punishment For Ballot Box Snatchers by Oyimeoyimemua(f): 8:46pm On Feb 19
Inec chairman is correct, that's what the constitution said

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