27 Mar 2015
Security personnel on high alert for elections.
Abuja - President Goodluck Jonathan has
assured that the nation’s security agencies
are prepared for any attempts to disrupt
the peaceful conduct of the elections.
The President gave the assurance during a
nationwide broadcast on Friday.
“Those who may harbor any intentions of
testing our will by unleashing violence
during the elections in order to advance
their political ambitions should think again
as all necessary measures have been put in
place to ensure that any persons who
breach the peace or cause public disorder
during or after the elections are speedily
apprehended and summarily dealt with
according to our laws," he said.
"The nation’s security agencies are also
fully prepared and ready to deal decisively
with any group or persons who attempt to
disrupt the peaceful conduct of the
elections or cause any form of public
disorder,” Jonathan said.
The President added that Saturday’s
election is another very important
milestone in the country.
“Tomorrow’s election is another very
important milestone as we continue our
march towards the fulfillment of our God-
given potential for greatness as we
continue our march towards the fulfillment
of our God-given potential for greatness,"
He added, "The election offers us another
opportunity to empower leaders of our
choice once again, and to show the world
that genuine democracy is alive and well in
our beloved nation.”
Jonathan restated his belief that no
political ambition could justify violence or
the shedding of the blood of the people.
“I reaffirm once again, my personal
preparedness to ensure fair play during the
elections and to deploy the resources and
institutions of state only in the manner
prescribed by our laws. Let me warn,
however, that as President, Commander-In-
Chief of the Armed Forces, I am under oath
to protect the lives of all Nigerians and the
security of our country at all times. I will
never abdicate my responsibilities in that
The President called on all political parties
and politicians in the country to allow free
and unfettered will of people to be
expressed without any hindrance in the
“The will of the people freely expressed
through the ballot is the bedrock of all
democracies and ours cannot be an
exception,” said Jonathan.
- CAJ News