Election: Umahi Assures Ebonyians Of Adequate Security

Governor Umahi has called on Ebonyians not to entertain fears on the flight patrol of  Officers of the Nigerian Air force across the State.

Governor Umahi made the call while speaking with newsmen in Abakaliki, Friday.

The Governor clarified that the operation was to ensure miscreants do not exploit opportunities to cause breakdown of law and order during the general elections.

"We also got a surprise package from Security Chiefs from Abuja all geared towards having a free and fair election. Ladies and gentlemen, let me inform you we have a flying Officer from the Nigerian Air force, Enugu.

"I want Ebonyians to know that they would be flying low to maintain law and order so you should not entertain any fears."

Governor Umahi while assuring that efforts have been put in place to ensure hitchfree elections in the State, said the efforts were  to instill confidence on the voters, as deployment of electoral materials and personnel have been concluded to ensure free and fair elections.

The Governor expressed concern about possible cases of existence of fake election observers and urged  Security Agencies to checkmate the situation.

The Governor also directed Security Agencies to ensure that movement across polling units during elections are prohibited within the State.

"We have also agreed that anybody seen with gun that shouldn't have gun or trying to disrupt the election processes should be immediately arrested and taken away.

"I have instructed all my party people including those of other parties  not to violate electoral laws, anyone doing so must be arrested."

The Governor also remarked that though the activities of Ebubeagu Security outfit has been suspended, it's replacements, the Neighbourhood Watch and Vigilante Corps would not participate in Election Security.

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