The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has said that ballot box snatchers should be dealt with in accordance with the provision of the law.
According to NANS, doing so is in line with international best practices obtainable in any other civilized country of the world.
NANS disclosed this in a statement by its National Public Relations Officer (PRO), Mr. Bestman Okereafor
The statement read: “The Electoral Act 2010, as amended, prohibits anyone from snatching electoral materials and committing other related offences during elections.
“Section 129 Sub-section (4) of the Electoral Act prescribes a maximum of two years imprisonment for offenders.
“Section 131 of the same act further states that anyone who uses force, threats, violence or restraint is liable on conviction to a fine of N1 million or imprisonment for a term of 3 years.
“However, dealing with the menace should be done in the most civil manner in accordance with the provision of the law.”
President Muhammadu Buhari, at a meeting of APC leaders in Abuja on Monday, warned that anyone planning to snatch ballot boxes or rig the forthcoming elections will do so at the expense of his own life.