The National Security Adviser (NSA), Nuhu Ribadu, on Friday warned those planning to disrupt the governorship elections in Bayelsa, Kogi and Imo states on Saturday, November 11 to have a rethink.
Zakari Mijinyawa, Head of Communications at the office of the NSA, said in a statement that Ribadu also cautioned political actors against causing violence.
While urging security agencies to maintain professional standards, he assured that all agencies are prepared to ensure safety and security in line with President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s directive to hold credible elections.
“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 creditable.
“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 consequences for anyone who is found to have disrupted the conduct of elections or abused his authority.
“He admonishes voters in the three states to come out en masse to exercise their franchise assuring them of adequate protection,” the statement read.