Assembly polls will be peaceful in Kogi – Gov’s aide

The Director General , Media and Publicity to the Kogi State Governor, Kingsley Fanwo has urged the people of the state to dismiss what he described as “fake alert of violence” by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to scare voters away.

He assured that the State Government would work with security agencies to make the election peaceful.

Speaking with newsmen in Lokoja on Tuesday, Fanwo said the PDP and their agents are scared of their  questionable victory of February 23 in Kogi West which he noted would evaporate ahead of the state assembly election, slated for Saturday, March 9, 2019.

According to him: “I want to put the record straight that the Government of Kogi State will do everything within its powers to ensure security before , during and after the State Assembly election. All the rumors of militarization and violence peddled by the PDP was to cause chaos and confusion in the State.

“The Governor is a democrat who would never subscribe to any undemocratic approach to elections. The government owes the citizens adequate protection and that will be provided to ensure those who come out to exercise their franchise are not subjected to violence”.

Fanwo warned  the People’s Democratic Party to  desist from creating “an atmosphere of panic”, insisting that security agencies have been charged to apprehend people who are bent on destabilizing the process through violence and other anti-democratic approaches.

“As far as the governor is concerned, election is a celebration of democracy and not a theater of war. He believes his party will perform well in the next round of elections.

“Therefore, voters should come out massively to exercise their franchise as their security will be fully guaranteed,” he said.

On the marching order to Administrators to deliver at all cost, Fanwo said government officials are not under any pressure from any quarter. 

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