Mr C Don Adinuba, Anambra Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, has called on the public never to panic about buses coming from outside Anambra and its occupants.
Adinuba made the call in a press release he signed and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Awka on Thursday.
He said that the attention of the state government was drawn to the fearful expression shown by the residents following the arrival of buses from different parts of Anambra in the last few days.
“Millions of people of Anambra have been expressing anxiety about the mission of the buses entering the state and the thousands of their passengers.
“A lot of our people suspect the mission of these people, given the governorship election of the state, slated on Saturday, November 6.
“We want to assure Anambra people that there is no need to panic over the arrival of these buses and their passengers.
“These are buses bringing in security agents from different parts of the country to ensure that the gubernatorial election is peaceful, free and fair and bloodless.
“The security forces are in Anambra to protect our people to enable them to vote without intimidation and fear and to enable them to go about their legitimate businesses,” he said.
Adinuba enjoined the people to cooperate with the security agents as much as they can though the government is not unaware that some candidates are desperate to unleash violence and consequently rig the election.
“Election rigging is very difficult this time with the new technology employed by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) which recognises the face and fingerprint of every legitimate voter, rigging is impossible.
He urged all eligible voters in Anambra to come out in their numbers and vote for their candidate on Saturday, Nov. 6, in a peaceful environment.