On Tuesday, the President of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari, said individuals after his administration will be shocked as his government will do everything in its power to make sure that they fail.
Buhari made this known after meeting with the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Mahmood Yakubu; and other electoral commissioners over the recent attacks on the commission’s facilities.
Unknown armed men have razed not less than eleven offices of the commission, thirteen vehicles, and four hundred and twenty-nine generators, others in over forty-one attacks in the last few months.
The Chairman of INEC described the situation as a national emergency which some prominent Nigerians have said might affect the 2023 general elections if not curtailed.
The president in a post on Twitter wrote,
“I receive daily security reports on the attacks on critical national infrastructure, and it is very clear that those behind them want this administration to fail. Whoever wants the destruction of the system will soon have the shock of their lives. We’ve given them enough time.”
“I received a briefing today from the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, on the series of attacks on their facilities nationwide. These attacks are totally unacceptable, and we will not allow those behind them to achieve their evil objectives.
“I have assured INEC that we will make available to them everything they need to operate efficiently, so that no one will say we don’t want to go, or that we want a third term. There will be no excuse for failure. We will meet all of INEC’s demands.
“In the area of security, we have changed the Service Chiefs and the Inspector-General, and we are demanding that they rise fully to the challenges confronting us. There must be zero tolerance for all those bent on destroying our country by promoting crime and insurrection!
“Many of those misbehaving today are too young to be aware of the destruction and loss of lives that occurred during the Nigerian Civil War. Those of us in the fields for 30 months, who went through the war, will treat them in the language they understand.”