The INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, disclosed this at the commission’s emergency meeting with security agencies under the auspices of the Inter-agency Consultative Committee on Election Security.
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The Independent National Electoral Commission has said it would no longer tolerate any attempt by politicians to hold its officials hostage and force them to declare winners of elections under duress.
The police and other security agencies in Lagos State have said they will deal decisively with anyone found with arms during any political gathering in the state.
The Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, on Wednesday called for a new approach to the deployment of security personnel for the 2019 general elections.
Umar, who doubles as the Chairman of the Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on Security in the state, gave the assurance during the meeting of the Committee at the Independent National Electoral Commission headquarters in Awka.