Kogi/Bayelsa Elections: Buhari Calls For Fairness, Police Threaten Ballot Box Snatchers With Death



Forward of Saturday’s governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states, President Muhammadu Buhari has known as for equity and transparency.

In an announcement by his Senior Particular Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, Buhari known as on contestants and their supporters to play by the principles.

The assertion reads, “On Saturday, November 16, voters in two states, Bayelsa and Kogi, might be left alone to resolve who takes cost of the administration of their essential states for the following 4 years.

“President Muhammadu Buhari has made a robust demand for exemplary conduct of non-partisanship on the a part of election and regulation enforcement officers within the two states.

“All should perform their capabilities with equity and transparency; with out let or hindrance and with out concern or favour.

“I name on voters in Bayelsa and Kogi states to train their franchise in a peaceable and orderly method and in keeping with the regulation in all conditions.

“Legislation enforcement officers should make sure that residents are allowed to vote with out harassment and intimidation.”

In the meantime, the police has warned that anybody caught snatching poll bins in the course of the election in each states would pay with their lives.

Deputy Inspector-Basic of Police, Operation, AbdulMajeed Ali, gave the warning on Thursday whereas addressing journalists in Kogi.

He mentioned, “Anybody caught won’t be spared and won’t reside to try this ever once more.

“We now have sufficient personnel and capability to take care of anybody that tries to foment hassle on Saturday. Simply watch, if anybody tries to grab poll field on Saturday, he pays dearly for it.”


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