Edo Guber: Local Vigilante Pledges Readiness to Partner Security Agencies for Violent-free Election

Determined to help achieve a violent-free gubernatorial election in Edo State, the National President, E-Vigilantee Group of Nigeria, Comrade Eghosa Idahosa, has expressed the readiness of his group to work with security agencies to curtail the spate of electoral violence before, during and after the governorship election in the state.
He made the disclosure while speaking with journalists in Benin, the Edo State capital, ahead of the September 10 governorship election.
According to Idahosa, the organisation is aware of the current inciting statements being used by the various political parties’ governorship candidates in the state during their campaign rallies which could heat up the polity, stressing that, the vigilante would not fold its arms and watch such degenerate into violence before taking steps to avert it.
“We are looking forward to making sure that this election is peaceful because the way the two major political parties in the state, APC and PDP, are threatening each other, insulting each other, we are looking at it that it might be bloody. And most of them have kept their children outside the country and they want to use other people’s children to perpetrate violence.
“So, we the local vigilante group, we are ready to assist the law enforcement agencies to fight crimes. We will not allow such to happen. We are already on ground to fight it out and stop any forms of violence the two parties might try to be involved in,” he said.
Idahosa said as part of their contribution to the reduction of voilence and crime in the state, his group will soon embark on sensitization tour of markets, churches, mosques, and motor parks in the state with the message of letting them know that violence does not do one any good and that, they must be law abiding.
‎The local vigilante boss advised the various political parties in the state to see the election as a call to serve and not to enrich ones pockets, even as he urged them to play the game according to its laid down rules.
“My advice for the various political parties in the state, especially the governorship candidates, is that they should see the election as that of a family affair and not that of do-or-die, unless if they have other motive of stealing our money, that is the only way it should be do-or-die but if their motive is to serve our state, it will not be.
“So, they must have to play the game according to the laid down rules, whoever loses, should go home while whoever wins should continue his job,” idahosa said.

Author: News Editor

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