The Anambra State Government said it has received credible intelligence reports about moves by members of a certain political party to use the instrumentality of the state to arrest key officials of the State Government anytime on trumped-up charges, so as to hijack the gubernatorial election holding on Saturday, November 6, 2021.
According to a statement by the State Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, C. Don Adinuba, one of the meetings on how to use the coercive apparatus of the state to carry out this plot has just been held in Awka, the State capital.
Although it observed that none of the heads of national security agencies is aware of this plot, the state government said that the desperate politicians want to use certain compromised operatives working without the knowledge, let alone the support, of the national heads of the security agencies to perpetrate this act.
Adinuba stated that the revelation was to bring the evil plans to the knowledge of all Anambra people and also to draw the attention of all relevant authorities for prompt action.
“All our people are enjoined to go about their normal business while the State Government takes every necessary action to ensure a free, fair and transparent election on Saturday.
“The elections in the State in the last few years have been very free and fair. We will continue to do everything possible to maintain the new tradition of free and fair polls,” the Information Commissioner said.