Abia State Governor Dr Okezie Ikpeazu on Saturday Directed the 17 Local Government Transition Chairmen to laise with Security Agencies,Traditional Rulers,Vigilantee Groups to ensure the safety of the Offices of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Across the State.
The Directives was contained in a Statement issued on Saturday by Mazi Enyinnaya Appolos,the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor.
“Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, has directed all the 17 Transition Council Chairmen and their Deputies to immediately liaise with security agencies, local vigilante services, traditional rulers and youths, to ensure the protection of all INEC facilities within their local government areas”
According to the Statement, the Council Chairmen are to also ensure that the Governorship and State House of Assembly Election coming up on the 9th of March 2019 is Peaceful.
“They are also to ensure that the March 9 election is peaceful before, during and after the exercise”
“This directive is sequel to intelligence reports received by the state government that desperate unscrupulous politicians are advanced in their plot to import hoodlums from outside the state to disrupt the coming elections for their selfish reasons” the Statement Added.
PUO Reports recalled that the Commissioner for Information in the State Chief John Okiyi Kalu had raised an alarm over the Plots to burn down INEC offices across Ngwa Land.