Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has urged stakeholders to maintain peace and orderliness during Saturday’s off circle governorship election in the North-Central state.
Bello, who addressed APC faithful in Lokoja on Thursday, in preparation for the election, said maintaining peace is key towards the success of the poll.
“Saturday’s election is so crucial to APC hence the importance of maintaining peace and orderliness throughout the entire electoral process.
“More so, I’m so confident that, considering the dedication of party members throughout the campaign and the achievements of his administration, APC will secure a resounding victory.
“By God’s Grace, we shall turn the election day into a festive occasion marked by celebration and entertainment, ” he assured.
The governor sternly cautioned against any actions that could disrupt the state’s peace, emphasizing that any form of violence would be dealt with according to the law.
He urged citizens to collaborate with law enforcement officers to ensure a smooth and orderly electoral process stating that, their presence will be to protect the electorate during the exercise.
Bello also called Kogi residents to cast their votes massively for the APC candidate, Ododo Usman and his running mate, Joel Salifu.