But the entirety of the nation’s security architecture under the superintendence of the then National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.)
Spokesperson Festus Keyamo said, “We condemn and deprecate this tardiness of the electoral umpire…We do hope that INEC will remain neutral and impartial in this process…” He noted that the PDP “did the same as the ruling party in 2015.” In 2015, INEC Chairman, Prof Attahiru Jega, taking a cue from the National Security Adviser to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Col. Sambo Dasuki, (retd.
According to reports, for the conduct of the 2019 polls, a total sum of N242bn was approved for INEC and five other agencies namely, the Office of the National Security Adviser, Department of State Security, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Nigeria Police Force and the Nigeria Immigration Service.
In the petition, they called on the police boss, the National Security Adviser (NSA) and the Director-General, Department of State Services (DSS) to save the souls of the people by freeing them from what it termed, “Sponsored insecurity across Etung Local Government.” While accusing the APC and its leaders of turning their villages into killing fields, they appealed to the IGP to urgently arrest what they termed ugly situation.
By Johnbosco Agbakwuru PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari is currently meeting behind closed doors with the Service Chiefs including the National Security Adviser, NSA, and the Inspector General of Police, IGP, Mohammed Adamu at the State House, Abuja.
This was after, according to the stories, sources close to the Presidency revealed that the National Security Adviser (NSA) had studied all security reports and voter numbers with global analysts and arrived at the conclusion that President Buhari would not win the elections if they where held on Saturday.
In 2015, Nigerians were already set for what was building up into hotly-contested elections when, at the insistence of the National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, the Attahiru Jega-led electoral body had to call for a six-week postponement.
The National Security Adviser was very clear on it; he even visited some of the international communities to brief them ahead of time before the elections were postponed.
The postponement in 2015 gave ample time for broad based consultations and was predicated on security concerns raised by the National Security Adviser and not logistics incontinence of the electoral body.
Also, in 2014, a simple but loaded statement by the then National Security Adviser, Col Sambo Dasuki (retd.