Wada Warns Voters Against Violence
GOVERNOR Idris Ichalla Wada of Kogi State has reiterated his commitment to ensure electoral violence is not recorded in the state during the forthcoming general elections.
Wada spoke against the backdrop of reports of recent violence during campaigns in some parts of the state at a one-day interactive seminar on security awareness, violence-free elections and sensitization on Permanent Voter’s Cards (PVCs) organised by a non-governmental organisation.
The governor warned the electorates and those seeking elective positions in the state to eschew the violence menace during the forthcoming general elections.
According to him, the duty of preaching peace and violence- free elections lies on the shoulders of every Nigerians.
The governor indicated that his administration would do everything humanly possible to ensure that there is no incidence of violence during and the general elections.
Earlier, the co-coordinator of Kogi Transformation Network (KOTRAN) Mr. Faruk Yahaya -Idris, commended the governor for good governance stride in the state.
Yahaya -Idris urged the people to support all the PDP candidates to win at all levels.
In a paper presentation titled ” security awareness before, during and after elections” by the state Deputy Commissioner of police in charge of operations, Mr. Felix Vwamhi, the police official identified primordial and individual sentiments as the major reason of election violence in the country.
Vwamhi added that until the political gladiators and their supporters play the game of politics according to the rules, Nigeria would find it difficult to enjoy elections devoid of violence.
The resident electoral commission, Hussaini Halilu Pai, said in a bid to sanitise and bring credibility to the electoral process the commission adopted the use of PVCs, which contains substantial details of the voter, including photograph, finger print templates and the biodata.
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