The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corp (NSCDC), said no stone will be left unturned in its effort to provide a safe atmosphere for eligible voters before, during and after the re-run Senatorial elections in Imo North Senatorial District and Kogi East Senatorial District of Imo and Kogi States.
In response to the unforeseen security challenges that might confront the rerun elections in certain areas, the Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps Abdulahi Gana Muhammadu has approved the deployment of personnel from the surrounding states and zones to adequately provide security in and around the affected states and its polling centres in collaboration with other security agencies. This arrangements will also cover the Houses of Assembly Re-run elections taking place on the same date in the two States.
This directive was given in line with the sensitive nature of the society as pertains to exercising their right to vote which demands full preparedness and vigilance on the part of security agencies to forestall any electoral malpractices that are likely to arise.
Gana reiterates that the Corps is fully committed to nipping in the bud every sign of hooliganism, political thuggery and electoral fraud and will always labor to ensure general safety of the common man. Law abiding citizens can be assured that no stone will be left unturned to ensure a peaceful and effective voting experience. The Corps Chief Executive cautions citizens of affected areas to be security conscious to prevent infiltration of their electoral process by unwanted elements, assuring of adequate security of electoral materials before, during and after the exercise.
Parents are also enjoined to keep their wards away from trouble zones as many political actors, for selfish reasons, might attempt to use them for evil.
Criminals should note that the long arm of the law will catch up with them no matter how far or near.
Citizens of the affected areas are encouraged to carry out their civic duty with all alacrity and faith, urging them to be law abiding by reporting all suspicious movement to security agencies for swift intervention.