Anambra State governorship election aspirants yesterday inked a peacefulness accord before the National Peace Committee, conducted by former Head of State Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar.
The convention is to avert violence and ensure the safeness of the electorate before, during, and after the poll. At the Prof. Dora Akunyili, Women Development Centre in Awka, the state capital, Prof Charles Soludo (All Progressives Grand Alliance APGA), Senator ANdy Uba (All Progressives Congress APC), Valentine Ozigbo (Peoples Democratic Party PDP), Dr. Obiora Okonkwo (Zenith Labour Party), Senator Ifeanyi Ubah (Young Progressives Party YPP) and others vowed to duck violence.
Gen. Abubakar, who also visited Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa in Asaba, the state capital, was escorted by a commission member, Catholic Bishop Matthew Kukah of Sokoto Diocese.
Yesterday, Police Inspector-General Usman Baba laid out the restriction of vehicle motion in and out of Anambra State from 1159 pm today till hereafter 1159 pm. Also, the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC) begin the disbursement of sensitive accouterments across the 21 local government areas.
The IGP bared that the restriction turned mandatory, following security pitfalls and likely infiltration by criminally-minded individualities to the state, ahead, during, and after the polls. Baba said the step would allow security agencies to checkmate political goons and touts, and avert the rotation and use of illegal arms and hard medicines throughout the activity. In a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, the IGP enjoined INEC officers, accredited spectators, newsmen, and other officers to go about their legal duties and show their accreditation tags.
He assured that the security force stationed for the election will be meetly supervised to insure they carry out their liabilities in the most humane, firm, and professional form. The police boss man enjoined citizens, particularly drivers and travelers who may want to use the routes within the state during the exercise, to seek indispensable routes.