Uche Secondus, National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of a continuous craving for blood.
Secondus made the accusation on Tuesday at an emergency meeting of the party's National Executtive Committee (NEC), in response to Buhari's threat on Monday that "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".
After speaking for a few minutes, Secondus said: "Before I end this address, let me emphasise once again that Nigerians are tired of President Buhari. And of a truth, over three years, killings and killings and now you have ordered that more people should be killed. Why do you like blood? I want to ask you, Buhari: Why do you like blood?
"Why do you want to kill your country men and women — for the sake of election? That you must be President? You know you are not God. Buhari, I’m addressing you, you know you are not God.
"All your actions in the last three years are against the people of Nigeria: hunger, killings, unemployment; you are not sensitive to it. Even in your party, you divided your party. You have been a divisive leader. You divided your party in Imo, you divided your party in Ogun State, just for you to be President. And that’s how you have divided the country."