Ahead of Saturday’s Presidential and National Assembly elections, the Kwara State Governor, and Chairman of the Kwara State Security Council, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed has assured residents of the state of their safety before, during and after the elections.
Speaking during the State Security Council meeting today, Governor Ahmed urged residents to conduct their lawful activities and come out en masse to fulfill their civic obligation to elect leaders of their choice without fear for their safety as adequate arrangements are in place for their safety.
According to him, while voters should be vigilant and ensure their votes count, they must do so within the ambits of the law and electoral regulations. Alhaji Ahmed urged residents of the state not to be alarmed by the heavy deployment of security agents to the state ahead of the elections as they are in the state only for election purposes.
Governor Ahmed assured that, based on these guarantees, no one will be unlawfully arrested or harassed by any security agency on account of their political affiliation or party membership in the course of fulfilling their civic obligations to vote.
The State Security Council also approved the restriction of movement on Election Day between 7am and the end of voting and urged those who live far from their polling booth to make sure they arrive the polling areas before the restriction commences.