With the upcoming elections in February, 2019, many have taken the pain to get their voters card ready, in order to perform their civic duties.
Internally Displaced persons are not left out, in this, INEC has taken their time to ensure that every citizen is duly and properly registered, to avoid any form of disenfranchisement to anyone, about 180,000 internally displaces persons, IDPs, have been punctually registered to participate in the forthcoming general elections in over 500 polling units at the IDP camps spread across Benue State.
Benue State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Nentawe Yilwatda, disclosed this on Thursday during an interface with party officials as well as traditional rulers at the officers’ mess of the Nigerian Police headquarters in Makurdi.
Speaking at the interactive session, the Resident Electoral Commissioner reassured the people of Benue of a free, fair, and credible exercise.
Mr. Nentawe also assured the people of Benue that the 2019 election will be a unique and well organised election than other pervious ones, he also made it known that some Electoral materials will be arriving the state in view of the electoral commission readiness for the forthcoming elections, adding, to that he promised that INEC is prepared, and promised a hitch-free election.
He cautioned political parties to do away with acts that may give the country a bad image before the international community as European observers who will be monitoring the North Central zone election were already in Benue State and will be stationed in the state.
The new Commissioner of Police, Benue State Command, Omololu Bishi, said the Police is ready to give all contestants a level playing ground irrespective of political parties and urged that they should ensure they play the game according to the rules and be guided by the ethics.
He called on party supporters to shun the act of destruction of billboards and posters of an opponent as well as shun campaign of calumny and hate speech.
Bishi warned that anyone found doing that would be made to face the law.