Nigeria’s main opposition party accuses Buhari of “jungle justice” threat


ABUJA, Feb 18 – Nigeria’s main opposition on Monday said President Muhammadu Buhari’s threat to use soldiers to deal with any attempts to tamper with voting material during a delayed vote was a “direct call for jungle justice”.

The comment was made in a statement issued by the main opposition People’s Democratic Party after Buhari said anyone trying to steal or destroy ballot boxes and voting material would do so “at the expense of his own life”.

The poll, which was due to take place on Saturday, will be held on Feb. 23

(Reporting by Camillus Eboh; Writing by Alexis Akwagyiram; Editing by James Macharia)

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Godwin Okafor is a Financial Journalist, Internet Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Naija247news Media Limited. He has over 16 years experience in financial journalism. His experience cuts across traditional and digital media. He started his journalism career at Business Day, Nigeria and founded Naija247news Media in 2010. Godwin holds a Bachelors degree in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from the Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos. He is an alumni of Lagos Business School and a Fellow of the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton Seminar for Business Journalists). Over the years, he has won a number of journalism awards. Godwin is the chairman of Emmerich Resources Limited, the publisher of Naija247news.

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