WaffiTV:All security and law enforcement agencies in Nigeria has been ordered by the federal government to guarantee and shield the sanctity of the 2019 general elections.
The Minister of Interior, Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau, gave the order in an announcement on Monday in Abuja.
The announcement was issued by the Director, Press and Public Relations of the ministry, Mr Mohammed Manga.
Dambazau said that security reports showed that a few people and groups of people, including politicians and their backers were keen on subverting the trustworthiness of the electoral procedure.
He stated: “For the avoidance of any doubt, I want to reiterate the commitment of His Excellency Muhammadu Buhari, President and Commander-in-Chief to the rule of law.
“I also want to assure all peace loving Nigerians in the entire country that this administration is committed to free, fair and credible elections.
“In this regard, all security and law enforcement agencies are under strict instruction to safeguard the sanctity of the 2019 General Elections.
“Anybody found engaging in covert or overt action capable of sabotaging or subverting the process, with the aim of denying the citizens of Nigeria their right to vote for any candidate or party of their choice, or to cause public disorder, will be dealt with in accordance with the law.”