- Security chiefs had a closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja
- At the meeting, the chiefs talked on providing efficient security for the forthcoming election
- It was resolved that no act of thuggery or violence during the poll will be condoned
Security chiefs on Tuesday, March 5, said that they are well prepared for Saturday’s governorship and state House of Assembly elections, saying that trouble makers should desist from upsetting the polity.
The security chiefs gave the warning during their meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at Presidential Villa in Abuja ion Tuesday, March 5.
It should be noted also that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is ready to conduct the governorship election in 29 states come Saturday, March 9.
Some of the people at the meeting were the chief of defence staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin; chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai; chief of Naval Staff, Rear Admiral Ibok Ekwe Ibas; and chief of air staff, Air Marshall Abubakar Sadique.
After the meeting, the Inspector General of Police Mohammed Adamu said that the force will work more to improve on the security that was provided for the presidential and National Assembly elections, urging Nigerians to come out and vote without fear.
He said: “We are all aware of the fact that we just concluded the presidential and National Assembly elections and we want to congratulate Nigerians for the peaceful conduct of the elections and we are prepared now for the governorship and the House of Assembly elections in the country.
“We’ll like every Nigerian to come out and cast his or her vote. The security arrangement we provided during the presidential elections is being enhanced so as to provide enabling the environment for everybody to come out and cast his or her vote for their preferred candidates."
The IGP also warned that any act of thuggery will not be tolerated but will be dealt with ruthlessly.
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He added: “So, thuggery again is not allowed, ballot snatching is not allowed, disruption of the election process is not allowed. We, the security personnel have resolved to deal ruthlessly with anybody that attempts to disrupt the process of this election. For that reason, we expect that the conduct of the election should be respected.”
Recall that Legit.ng earlier reported that Buhari on Tuesday, March 5, went into a closed-door meeting with security chiefs of the country.
It was learnt that the meeting commenced around 11am at the president’s office in the State House.
Though details of the meeting were not revealed at the time of this report, but it could be related to the developments around the country.
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