Ahead of February 16, 2019, Presidential and National Assembly elections, the Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello has called on the people of the state to work towards a peaceful, rancour-free and successful elections across the three Senatorial zones of the state.
In a press statement sent to Naija News and signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Onogwu Muhammed, the governor admonished the electorates and political actors in the state to conduct themselves in an orderly, mature and responsible manner before, during and after the election period.
The Governor warned troublemakers plotting to cause public disorder through any form of anti-social behaviour in any part of the state.
He assured the people of the state and election workers of their personal safety and security and called on everyone to desist from acts capable of undermining the entire electoral process in the state.
Bello who craved for the neutrality, impartiality and independence of election workers, security personnel and independent observers, warned them against engaging in practices that could lead to the break down of law and order.
“Kogi state under my leadership fully subscribes to President Muhammadu Buhari’s call for peaceful, credible and successful elections. I can assure you that elections across the length and breadth of Kogi state would be peaceful and devoid of violence. All the security agencies have mobilised their men for the elections. So, there is no need for any form of apprehension all through the election period and beyond,” he stated.