The Bayelsa State Command of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has warned foreigners resident in the state to stay away from the Dec. 5 governorship election. The Comptroller of NIS in the state, Mr Sule Wunti, told newsmen in Yenogoa on Monday.
Wunti said the command would deal decisively with any defaulter particularly nationals of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) resident in the state. He said that as part of security preparations ahead of the polls, the command had convened a stakeholders’ forum to sensitise ECOWAS nationals resident in the state on the election.
“As part of security preparedness ahead of the election, the command has invited leaders of ECOWAS Citizens Associations to a forum to warn them to keep off the elections coming up on Dec. 5.
“We have taken time to explain to them that the elections are for Nigerian citizens alone, and anyone who flouts the directives will be arrested and make to face the wrath of the law,” Wunti said.
The Comptroller said that the NIS was working with other security agencies in Bayelsa to provide adequate security for the elections.