The Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Abdullahi Muhammadu has approved the deployment of 2000 NSCDC personnel for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Election on Saturday, April 9 ,2016.
Addressing Officers and Men of the Corps at the National Headquarters, Abuja on Wednesday, Muhammadu said keen attention will be given the forthcoming election as Abuja is the seat of power, and the conduct of election in the Federal Capital Territory should be a paradigm to all other elections in the country .
“While other elections may have had some form of skirmishes either big or small, that of Abuja, will be a hallmark of very decent free and fair election,” he said
According to a statement issued by the NSCDC spokesman, Emmanuel Okeh, the NSCDC boss maintained that the era of the winner takes all and the Loser Loses All, is over.
The Corps helmsman enjoined politicians to toe the path of honour and play politics of maturity devoid of any form of gimmick , desist from going to political market to acquire thugs to unleash mayhem on perceived political opponents .
He called on INEC to rise up to the occasion once more and be the unblemished Umpire they are seen to be by all.
He said the conduct of free and fair elections both in the FCT and other parts of Nigeria is their sole task to perform while the assistance from all security agencies is participatory , as they are to ensure Law and Order which are all offspring of peace .
Muhammadu admonished Security Operatives to discharge their constitutional roles and shun partisanship of any sort to advance the cause of any politician or any political party .
He said, ”I plead with Parents and Guardians in the FCT, to please caution their wards against being used by politicians who will want to deploy self-help tactics to gain cheap popularity. Please note, that these sorts of politicians can never bring any of their child or children to do the job of a political thug, but they will always love to use the children of innocent Nigerians to do the satanic job of the Axe Man.”
To lead the team of the NSCDC in the forthcoming FCT election, Acting DCG Operations, Hillary Madu Kelechi, ably assisted by 4 Commandants and 2000 Personnel from neighbouringkaduna, Nasarawa, Niger and kogi States will complement the NSCDC FCT Command Personnel to maintain high level Law and Order during the conduct of the poll.
Also, Mobile Surveillances Vans, Sniffer dogs, Special Force, Anti-Vandal Squad have all been positioned to ensure a very smooth and peaceful election and to safe guard the Critical Infrastructure in the Federal Capital Territory.