As the Anambra state gubernatorial election is fast approaching, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, has directed the country’s service chiefs to ensure maximum security during the November 6 election. ayokinews.com reports
The outcome of the security council meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, was made known by the National Security Advisor (NSA), Babagana Monguno, while speaking to newsmen at the Aso Rock presidential villa in Abuja, on Thursday.
According to Monguno, the President issued the order to the Service Chiefs as a results of the worsening security challenges in Anambra state.
“The president has directed that under no circumstances will anything be allowed to stop the elections from taking place successfully. The people have a right to vote and select their leader,” Monguno said.
“No group or individual will be allowed to stimulate anarchy and chaos, leading to murderous activities.
“The president has made it very clear that the armed forces and all law enforcement agencies must make sure that the elections take place, even if it means overwhelming the entire environment with the presence of security agencies.
“There are so many implications for elections to be sabotaged by non-state actors. In the first place, we are in a democracy; secondly, it is important to note that if these non-state actors should succeed in destroying the potentials for orderly elections, then it is natural that other parts of the country would also want to copy this same situation.”
Also, the Nigerian Minister of Police Affairs, Maigari Dingyadi, has said that the force is ready to ensure peace and stability in Anambra state and other part of the country.