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The Federal Government has deployed a helicopter to Ebonyi State to provide aerial surveillance during Saturday’s elections.
Governor Dave Umahi told newsmen in Abakaliki on Friday that the deployment of the helicopter was to complement security measures already put in place in the state.
The Eastern Updates had earlier reported that the governor said the helicopter would be flying at low altitudes and urged residents not to panic.
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He assured that the exercise was to deter insurgents or bandits from disrupting the election in any part of the state.
‘We got a surprise package from our security chiefs in Abuja aimed at having free, fair, and credible elections in Ebonyi. The aircraft has already landed at our Ebonyi International Airport.
“Its mission is to secure our lives and bolster the confidence of voters so that threats by bandits will not see the light of day,’ he said.
In another report, the Commissioner of Police in Anambra State, CP Echeng Echeng, has assured the people of the state of a peaceful environment for tomorrow’s general elections in the state.
Echeng who read the riot act on We cautioned political gladiators and their supporters to play by the rules, warning that anyone found wanting would be dealt with according to law.
In a statement that was made available to The Eastern Updates, Echeng said Anambra citizens would join other Nigerians to cast their votes for their preferred candidates in tomorrow’s presidential and National Assembly elections, as well as in the state House of Assembly elections on March 11, in accordance with the electoral timetable released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).