President Muhammadu Buhari has warned that anyone planning to snatch ballot boxes or rig the forthcoming elections will do so at the expense of his own life.
The president stressed that Nigerians should be allowed to make their choice.
He added that having campaigned across the country, he has garnered enough support and does not need anybody to rig the election for him.
He further the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to be neutral in doing their work, advising security agencies to respect the rights of voters during the electoral process.
Buhari disclosed this at an emergency meeting of leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abuja on Monday.
He said: “Anybody who decides to snatch ballot boxes or lead thugs to disturb, it may be the last unlawful action you will take.
“I rarely give the military and the police [the power] to be ruthless. We are not going be blamed but we won’t rig election. I want Nigerians to be respected; let them vote whoever they want across the parties. I’m not afraid of it.
“The whole 36 states in Nigeria, I went round. I think I have got enough support across the country to look after me. So I’m going to warn anybody who thinks he has enough influence in his locality to lead a body of thugs to snatch boxes or to disturb the voting system, he will do it at the expense of his own life.”