NEMA tasks Kwara govt on election violence
The National Emergency Management Agency has admonished the Kwara State Government to take actions against electoral crisis in the state.
The Head, Minna Operations Office of NEMA, Zainab Saidu, gave this charge in a statement on Thursday in Ilorin.
Saidu said the agency has always called for bold steps to be taken in order to prevent electoral violence in the state and across the country ahead of the general elections.
She said, “The agency believes that by taking preventative steps, we can ensure a peaceful and orderly election process.
“NEMA is concerned about the potential for electoral violence and unrest, which can have devastating effects on the people of Kwara and the nation as a whole.”
She further disclosed NEMA would not stop educating Nigerians to be peaceful particularly in the conduct of the 2023 general elections.
Saidu called on politicians and residents of the State to discharge their rights and responsibilities without any form of violence or fear during the election period.
“We urge all Nigerians to support our efforts to promote peace and stability during this critical period.
“In light of the above the agency strongly calls on politicians to ensure that their supporters operate within the ambit of the law.
“Politicians are also advised to imbibe the spirit of sportsmanship and channel their grievances appropriately as provided for in the Nigeria Constitution,” she said.
While advising the Independent National Electoral Commission to ensure proper management and conduct of the election, Saidu called for deployment of security officials for the safety of voters and electoral officers throughout the election.
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