The National Orientation Agency (NOA) has urged voters in Anambra to come out and vote during the forthcoming Anambra governorship election.
This comes after the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) threatened death on those who vote during the election.
In a statement on Monday, Garba Abari, Director-General of NOA, said the security agencies would ensure the safety of voters.
Abari said the election would hold as scheduled and will also be without security failures.
“The renewed threat is not taking the authorities by surprise. All adequate measures to check mate the excesses of IPOB and other unlawful groups with regard to the Anambra election are already fully in place,” the statement read.
“The security agencies are prepared to forestall any breakdown of law and order and to protect voters, other election actors and the general public toward a hitch free election.
“Also, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is very prepared to conduct the election.
“Let no one be afraid or in doubt; the Anambra Governorship Election will hold on November 18, 2017 and will be free, fair, credible and devoid of incidences. The electorate is therefore implored to turn out en masse, without fear of intimidation, and freely cast their votes.”
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