NSA Nuhu Ribadu Sends Security Message To Kogi, Imo, Bayelsa Residents, Politicians

Election: NSA Nuhu Ribadu Sends Security Message To Kogi, Imo, Bayelsa Residents, Politicians

The National Security Adviser (NSA), Nuhu Ribadu has assured residents of Kogi, Bayelsa and Imo States of their safety and security before, during and after the governorship elections scheduled for Saturday, 11th November 2023.

The NSA in a statement on Friday ahead of the polls, assured that adequate security arrangements have been put in place to guarantee the safety of residents and voters.

He charged all security operatives deployed for the election to discharge their responsibilities with utmost professionalism.

He also cautioned all candidates, parties, political players and stakeholders to avoid violence.

The statement from Ribadu which was signed by the Head, Strategic Communication, Office of the National Security Adviser, Zakari U. Mijinyawa reads: “The National Security Adviser, Nuhu Ribadu, assures residents of Kogi, Bayelsa and Imo states of security preparedness during the off-cycle elections coming up tomorrow (Saturday).

“He warns against violence by political actors and charges security agencies to adhere to professional code of ethics during the conduct of the exercise.

“The NSA assures 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.

“The NSA 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 instruction given by the President. Ribadu further warns that a monitoring system has been established with monitors deployed to the field to collect any evidence of violence and irregularities.

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

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“He admonishes voters in the three states to come out en masse to exercise their franchise assuring them of adequate protection.”

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