Barely four days after he vowed to probe the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, over the missing $20bn, the president-elect, Mohammadu Buhari has said that his government would not spare any security personnel found guilty of electoral offences in the last general elections.
He said that the crimes of ballot snatching and the prevention of the use of card readers by soldiers must not go unpunished.
Making particular reference to Edo, Akwa Ibom, Imo and Rivers States, Buhari said that he had already instructed the affected governors to document all offences alleged to have been perpetrated by the personnel.
According to him, those to be prosecuted cut across the Nigerian Army, Police, Department of State Security Service (DSS) and other paramilitary organisations.
Buhari disclosed this when he received in audience members of the South East Caucus of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who were at the Defence House in Abuja to congratulate him on his electoral
He commended the efforts of Governors Rochas Okorocha, Adams Oshomole and Chibuike Ameachi of Imo,
Edo and Rivers States for preventing the security personnel who attempted to snatch the ballot boxes and disallow the use of card readers.
He said that the governors literally fought on the streets of their respective states to prevent soldiers and some officers of DSS who were involved in the crimes from executing their mission.