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Vote-Count Campaign Organization Applauds The INEC National Chairman Prof. Mahmood Yakubu on his Appointment of Dr. Johnson Alalibo to Rivers State as the new Resident Electoral Commissioner.

Source icc reporting By: Comr. Isaac
THE INEC CHAIRMO; Prof. Mahmood Yakubu

The Vote-Count Campaign Organization, a foremost Civil Society Organization in Nigeria has congratulated the new Resident Electoral Commissioner in-charge of Rivers State Dr. Johnson Alalibo on his well deserved appointment and charged him to discharge his official duties without fear or favor.
Speaking to our news reporters at the Port Harcourt International Airport Omagwa, the Rivers State Coordinator of the Organization, Comr. George Ojadi expressed optimism that the new INEC helmsman in the State would discharge his duties creditably in the 2023 general elections in the state.

 According to the State Coordinator, Vote-Count Campaign Organization has been one of the foremost promoters of Peaceful, credible, and transparent elections in Nigeria with over 16 years of partnership with the Independent National Electoral Commission. 

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He used the opportunity to extend the assurances of the Vote-Count Campaign Organization's commitment to supporting the State Resident Electoral Commissioner to succeed in his new assignment and equally charged the electorate in the state to discharge their civic responsibility come 2023 and eschew all acts of electoral violence before, during and after the election in the state.   

IGP: We’ve arrested some suspects over security alert in Abuja

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Baba, says security agencies have successfully restored confidence and hope among residents of Abuja and its environs following earlier notice of terror threats issued by some embassies in the country. 

 The IGP disclosed that some arrests have been made in connection to the security threats in the Federal Capital Territory and its environs, saying the suspects would soon be arraigned before the courts to face justice. 

Baba stated this when he addressed State House correspondents during the weekly ministerial briefing organised by the Presidential Communications Team in Abuja on Thursday. 

“Yes, actually arrests have been made for those, we believe are planning to commit crime in whatever form and we have done that arrest and as at when due. 

“Those arrested will be charged to court by any of the services that have them,” he said. 

The IGP further dismissed the assertion that the Nigeria Police Force and other security agencies did not take the alarm raised by the embassies seriously. 

He, however, stated that the terror alerts raised by the embassies were blown out of proportion. 

“Government has never dismissed it as alarm but we only said it was blown or made in such a way that our people became apprehensive to the situation or to the way it was done. 

“The embassies have their own responsibilities to their citizens and they can make their advice and the government has not dismissed what has happened because they have also informed us of what they foresee as threats. 

“And we on our parts have also looked at what they put as threat as something that has been with us and efforts are being made daily to see they those threats are mitigated or prevented from happening and that is what has been happening in Abuja and all over the country. 

“Sometimes, these threats or things happen but nobody has dismissed it as mere alarm and a lot of efforts have been made like you said to douse tension,” Baba said. 

On the forthcoming 2023 general election, Baba appealed to politicians and other stakeholders to co-operate with the police in ensuring smooth conduct of the exercise. 

He, therefore, warned all politicians in the country to always abide by the laid down rule and regulations guiding the conduct of rallies and campaigns. 

“There are laid down means, ways, and procedures to do rallies and campaigns. 

“On our part, we have gone out to appeal to politicians to play the game by the rules. And at the same time allow us to regulate political processions, campaigns, and rallies, to avoid clashes and so forth,” the IGP said. 

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