Nov 11 guber polls: NSA Ribadu warns against violence, irregularities

The National Security Adviser, NSA, Nuhu Ribadu, has warned against violence and irregularities ahead Saturday’s off-cycle governorship elections Kogi, Bayelsa and Imo states.

Ribadu warned that a monitoring system has been established with monitors deployed to the field to collect any evidence of violence and irregularities.

The NSA equally warned against violence by political actors and charged security agencies to adhere to professional code of ethics during the conduct of the exercise.

In a statement by Head of Strategic Communication in the Office of the NSA, Zakari U. Mijinyawa, Ribadu assured that in line with the directive of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, security agencies have made adequate preparations to ensure safe, secure and transparent elections on Saturday, 11 November, 2023.

The NSA, who is the Co-Chair of the Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security, charged all security, intelligence and law enforcement officers deployed on election security duties to conduct themselves creditably.

Ribadu further stated that the Federal Government has mobilized all the required resources for the smooth conduct of the elections and called on all election managers to adhere strictly to the instructions given by the President.

The NSA vowed that there will be severe consequences for anyone who is found to have disrupted the conduct of elections or abused his authority.

He admonished voters in the three states to come out en masse to exercise their franchise, and assured them of adequate protection.

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