Ugo Nosiri, Owerri
The Imo State Government has reiterated its commitment to ensure that the November 11 governorship election in the state would be free, fair and devoid of violence and rancour.
The Special Adviser to the Governor on Imo Orientation Agency, Chief Dr Fidel Onyeneke, gave the assurance in Owerri while addressing Journalists.
Chief Onyeneke said that the government had created an enabling environment for the masses to cast their votes without hindrance and intimidation.
He emphasised that the peace of the State was paramount, therefore, any threat to deny the people the right of carrying out their civic responsibility by participating fully in the elections would be resisted by the government machinery.
The Special Adviser urged Imo people not to see the election as a do-or-die affair, but to consider the security and the unity of the state as they cast their votes.
Chief Onyeneke explained that the government had embarked on political advocacy, and engaged the masses to ensure that they turned out en masse to cast their votes.
He therefore called on the electorate to shun violence and anything that would be inimical to the smooth conduct of the gubernatorial election and work in harmony toward the oneness of the entire state.