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Dear Buhari, the penalty for snatching ballot box is not death penalty

Dear Muhammadu Buhari, the offence of snatching ballot box is not death penalty.

President Muhammadu Buhari has warned that anybody who attempts to snatch ballot boxes in disrupt elections will be doing so at the expense of his own life.

President Buhari issued the warning at the opening of the meeting of the Caucus of APC in Abuja on Monday to deliberate on the postponement of the elections.

Buhari said: “Anyone who decides to snatch ballot boxes; this will be the last the persons will attempt to do.

He warned that security forces, including soldiers, have been put on the alert to carry out the task of securing free and fair elections.

However see Section 129 (4) of the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended).

It provides that, any person who snatches or destroys any election material commits an offence and is liable on conviction to 24 months imprisonment.

 

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