28 May 2021 By Risikat Ejeme.
The Director-General, centre for credible leadership and citizens awareness, Doctor Nwambu Gabriel has condemned incessant attacks on INEC facilities in some parts of the country which according to him may affect its plans for the conduct of the forthcoming Anambra state governorship election.
He stated this while featuring on politics today a kapital FM current affairs programme in Abuja.
Dr Gabriel who explained that the spate of attacks on INEC facilities posed a danger to electoral activities pointed out that INEC has not failed in its duties but called on security agencies to protect its facilities and bring perpetrators of these heinous acts to face the wrath of the law.
He also explained that the purpose of every government is to protect lives and property of the citizenry and called on the inspector-general of police to arrest and bring all those responsible to book as a lasting solution to the spate of attacks on its facilities.
Dr Gabriel described the act as barbaric and uncivilized which if unchecked would become a National emergency and will set back the commission’s preparation for future elections.
Dr Gabriel therefore called for more help from security agencies in safeguarding other facilities across the country.
Also on the programme, the deputy director of voter education and public affairs, INEC Mr. Andy Ezeani, noted that the commission remained committed to the conduct of future elections.
He explained that the recent situation made the commission to feel bad that the security agencies have not apprehended anyone yet but still relied on them to carry out their duties with urgent intervention.
Doctor Ezeani,attributed the constant attacks on INEC facilities as a well calculated attempt to truncate future elections in the country.
He called on security agencies to do more in Curtailing such attacks and advice Nigerians especially the miscreants on the need to shun such unwholesome acts to ensure the smooth conduct of future elections.
The deputy director of information INEC also urged community leaders and other relevant stakeholders to contribute their quota towards combating such attacks thereby providing necessary information and support to the security agencies for the benefit of the country.