Jail time, a must for constitution offenders -Buhari
President elect, General Muhammadu Buhari, has assured that anyone, no matter how highly placed, who goes against the nation’s constitution will be brought to book.
Buhari said it did not matter whether the person was a member of his party, or in the opposition; nobody that works against the constitution will be allowed to enjoy the privileges conferred by the constitution.
The retired general who spoke to newsmen in at his country home in Katsina after casting his vote on Saturday, also said: “I will look for understanding and cooperation from the National Assembly when a change of the constitution or electoral act is necessary. So for me to make up my mind here and later try to lobby, is out of it because some of them, if they are very hard, they will give me a tough time”.
He also stated that will work in concert with the National Assembly to ensure constitutional amendment where necessary, and that he will encourage the implementation of the Justice Mohammed Uwais report especially as it relates to the institution of a special court to try electoral offenders.
“I will say that I haven’t read the Uwais report, but I have read a few of the extracts from the papers, I think it is a good thing and we will encourage it. But we need to get a comprehensive report from the field”.
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