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SSS Summons El-Rufai Over Provocative Statement (DETAILS)

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The State Security Service has invited the Deputy National Secretary, All Progressives Congress, Malam Nasir El-rufai, to appear at its headquarters in Abuja on Friday January 24th 2014 over a statement attributed to him in the Thursday edition of ThisDay newspapers, Punch newspapers reports.

El-rufai is said to have been invited to clarify the statement he said: “The next election is likely to be violent and many people are likely going to die. And the only alternative left to get power is to take it by force, this is the reality on the ground.”

The former FCT minister had given a forewarned about the 2015 elections saying it will be violent and marred by riots, lives may be lost and property destroyed. He warned against all high level of violence unless the electoral body and security agencies were ready to hold free and fair elections.

El-rufai accused the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of failing to conduct credible elections in Anambra and Delta states, saying if they can’t handle those states then they are not ready for the general elections come 2015.

The SSS, which is uncomfortable with El-Rufai’s comments, was said to have summoned him and also issued a statement warning politicians against making provocative and disruptive comments.

The Media Adviser to the APC stalwart, Muyiwa Adekeye, confirmed the invitation but however said his principal would not honour it.

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