The clock is ticking, the stakeholders are putting finishing touches to their campaigns and the people are anxiously waiting for Saturday.

The police who are responsible for ensuring a smooth election which has been tagged the 'Ultimate Battle', have said they are ready.

The Deputy Inspector General of Police Habila Ishak gave this assurance in Akwa, Anambra state capital on Friday.

Ishak, who doubles as the head of security protocol for Saturday's election, assured there will be no rigging or ballot bag snatching under his watch.

He said, "Anambra election is of utmost interest to the entire country especially the federal government.

"Election movement will be restricted from midnight and only people coming in to vote will be allowed to move from their homes to the polling unit.

"Party agents and the electorate will not be allowed to move around while all the 4608 polling units will be covered by police and Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).

Ishak stated that 21000 have been moved in to join 5000 on ground while officers were asked to respect the public but oppose illegality.

He said, "All vehicles inbound must be searched and suspicious materials checked and no road blocks but routine observation will continue.

"Anti bomb squad set up around Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) premises and asked to be alert till Monday".


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