The National Caucus of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has urged security agencies to ensure that those involved in violence, ballot box snatching, and falsification of election results faced the full weight of the law.
This was part of resolutions reached at the end of the Caucus emergency meeting held at its National Secretariat on Monday in Abuja.
“Notwithstanding the disappointment over the postponement, the Caucus urged all APC members across the country to rise above this temporary setback,” the communique said.
It expressed deep regrets over the unfortunate death of some of the party’s members due to stampede as a result of overwhelming crowds during the party’s presidential campaigns in some states of the federation.
Army Vows To Deal With Anyone Trying To Disrupt Electoral Process
According to a statement signed by the Deputy Director of Army Public Relations, Colonel Aminu Iliyasu, on Tuesday, February 19, 2019, credible intelligence available to Headquarters 6 Division of the Army has uncovered a plan by some political actors to cause trouble in its area of responsibility in the Niger Delta area.
While covert efforts are on-going to track the source of the weapons and the agents involved in conjunction with sister security agencies, authorities of 6 Division NA wish to unequivocally state that anyone found to be disrupting the electoral process under any guise will be decisively dealt with in accordance with the laws no matter how highly placed he or she is,” Col. Iliyasu said.
In the statement, the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 6 Division and Land Component Commander (LCC) OPDS Maj Gen Jamil Sarham reassured the people of the Niger Delta about providing adequate security in conjunction with other security agencies before, during and after the 2019 elections.