Anambra 2017: Security Report Predicts Peaceful Election
A Pre-Election Security Assessment report has predicted that the November 18 Anambra Governorship Election would be peaceful.
The report according to the Independent National Electoral Commission's, Director of Publicity and Voter Education, Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi, relies on a research conducted by the Electoral Institute (TEI) in collaboration with some civil society groups.
While predicting isolated cases of security challenges, the report indicated a peace rating of 87 per cent across 21 Local Government Areas of the State.
It said that all forms of violence could be avoided if adequate mitigation measures were put in place.
“The security threats and risk factors in the governorship election should be seen as an early warning signs which the government, INEC, security agencies and other stakeholders should take seriously.
“The early warning signs should be taken seriously by developing proactive mitigation mechanisms to avoid a breakdown of law and order”, said the 27-page report.
As a way of averting problem, it recommended promotion of peace, justice and fairness through sound political education in all local council areas.
It also advocated fair and equitable dispensation of justice by the judiciary; demonstration of greater professionalism by the security agencies; and close surveillance of IPOB members.
The report, which also harped on dangers of ‘godfather and money bags politics’ , added that the current political dispensation in the state is not totally immune, but warned against it.
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