Gombe State Governor Inuwa Yahaya has warned the residents to ensure a peaceful and orderly conduct of the local government election which will take place tommorow.
He said they should not see it as a do-or-die affair and declared today as a public holiday to allow people travel to their local governments for the election.
On the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic, Yahaya said his administration is monitoring the situation as it unfolds and advised voters, election officials and the public to comply with the COVID-19 protocols during and after the election.
The Nation reports that he addressed people in a live broadcast, asking people to go about the election according to rules and regulations.
He warned that his government will not hesitate to deal ruthlessly with whosoever may tamper with the process.
“As part of our responsibility to ensure peaceful elections, we have mobilised security agencies to ensure voters and election officials are accorded protection to vote in peace and tranquility. Our administration has zero tolerance for violence or any election-related crime