President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday directed safety companies to deal decisively with troublemakers who might wish to violate the sanctity of the electoral course of within the federal and state legislative rerun elections holding in Rivers State on Saturday.
In finishing up the directive nonetheless, Buhari requested the safety brokers to exhibit professionalism and non-partisanship within the discharge of their constitutional duties even within the face of maximum provocations,
He additionally enjoined the Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee to do all inside its powers to conduct free and clear election within the state.
The President’s directive was contained in an announcement made out there to journalists by his Particular Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina.
The order got here barely 24 hours after chieftains of the ruling All Progressives Congress together with state governors elected on the celebration’s platform instructed get together supporters in Port Harcourt to see the rerun as “the election of our lives.”
Buhari referred to as for peaceable and orderly conduct within the rerun elections.
The President urged all political events, their candidates, different stakeholders and the folks of the state to make sure that the polls are carried out with out rigging, violence and intimidation of opponents and electoral officers.
He reminded politicians and their supporters within the state to place the upper curiosity of the folks of the state in thoughts, as they go to the polls.
“The rerun elections shouldn’t be seen as a do-or-die affair to the extent that folks will probably be killed, maimed and property destroyed in a senseless show of crude primitive instincts. Harmless blood ought to by no means be sacrificed on the altar of political contest for non permanent energy,” the President warned.
Buhari restated his administration’s dedication to deepening democracy within the nation by enthroning a legacy of respect for the needs of the folks by free, truthful and credible elections devoid of intimidation and violence all through the federation.
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