Abdusalam Abubakar, Former Head Of State
Abdusalam Abubakar, Former Head Of State

The police have beefed up security in Sokoto, Kano, Benue and Plateau states ahead of the supplementary polls scheduled for Saturday.

Also, the National Peace Committee led by a former Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar, met with party leaders in Benue and Bauchi states on Wednesday with an appeal to them to give peace a chance and accept the outcome of the run-offs.

Supplementary elections had been fixed for March 23rd in Adamawa, Bauchi, Benue, Kano, Plateau and Sokoto states where the Independent National Electoral Commission had declared the governorship elections held on February 9 inconclusive.

However, tension has been mounting in the affected states with the two leading parties, the All Progressives Congress and the People’s Democratic Party, PDP heating up the polity with accusations and counter-accusations of plot to rig the run-offs.

But the security agents in order to ensure a peaceful conduct of the supplementary election have beefed up security in the states where the rerun will take place.