Anambra guber: FG orders security agents to combat lawlessness in the polls

The Federal Government has ordered security agents to curb every form of lawlessness from individuals that could sabotage the conduct of the Anambra gubernatorial election slated for November 6.

Speaking during an emergency meeting between the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and Inter Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security (ICCES) in Abuja, yesterday, National Security Adviser (NSA), Babagana Mungono, warned that security agents would not tolerate any act of lawlessness during the conduct of the poll in Anambra. He further stated that the right to vote in an election was legitimate and urged security agencies to ensure that no voter was denied the right to exercise his franchise on November 6 in Anambra.

Mungono also advised that any individual who behaves in a manner that would compromise the conduct of the election would be brought to justice. According to him, the target of security agencies was to ensure that the Anambra poll was better than elections previously held in Edo and Ondo states as demanded by INEC.

He therefore tasked security agencies assigned to the state to act professionally but firmly in creating an atmosphere devoid of rancour, apprehension, tension, and all factors that lead to suspicion and people ending up in courts after the poll.


Source: Sun News