National Security Adviser Malam Nuhu Ribadu has assured residents of Kogi, Bayelsa and Imo states of security preparedness during the off-cycle elections coming up on Saturday.
He warned against violence by political actors and charged security agencies to adhere to professional code of ethics during the exercise.
Ribadu, in a statement on Friday by his media aide Zakari Mijinyawa, assured that in line with the directive of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, security agencies have made adequate preparations to ensure safe, secure and transparent elections on Saturday, 11 November, 2023.
The NSA, who is 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 creditably.
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 instructions 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 vowed that there would be severe consequences for anyone found to have disrupted elections or abused his authority.
He admonished voters in the three states to come out en masse to exercise their franchise, assuring them of adequate protection.