Elections: FG Warns Politicians, Supporters Against Violence

The National Security Adviser (NSA) Babagana Monguno has warned those planning to cause troubles before, during and after Saturday’s Governorship and Assembly elections to perish the thought.

Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Prof Mahmood Yakubu also asked parties and political stakeholders to warn their supporters against any act of violence as an election is simply a contest and not a war.

Monguno and Yakubu spoke at a meeting of the Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security at the Commission’s headquarters on Tuesday.

Monguno said: “Anybody who is itching to undermine this process should please think again because it is not in the person’s interest and not in the interest of the country. We will continue to work round the clock and all the crisis centres will be open”.

He acknowledged the fact that Saturday ‘s election will come with its dynamics, saying “of course, the elections we are going into on Saturday are going to be more complicated. We are going to have 1,021 constituencies, meaning that we are going to have more people voting, more collation centres and obviously, the dynamics will be much more different from the elections we just concluded.”

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