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Immigration: Security agencies urged to police Nigerian borders for free, fair polls

Osa Director, Esq.

*Osa Director, a Spokesperson for the Labour Party, calls on the Federal security agencies to comb the nooks and crannies around the various entry and exit points into Nigeria, and fish out illegal immigrants for swift deportation

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

Labour Party has called on the relevant Federal agencies to tighten the nation’s borders and fish out illegal immigrants from neighbouring countries in order to ensure a free and fair presidential election February 25, 2023.

Speaking to reporters, Osa Director, Esq., a Spokesperson for the Labour Party said it came to the party as a rude shock and embarrassment to witness the Nigeria Immigration Services (NIS) parade over 700 foreigners who sneaked into the country armed with PVCs.

While commending the NIS for a good job, he demanded that apart from the immediate deportation of the illegal immigrants the DSS must be alive to its responsibilities by combing the nooks and crannies around the various entry and exit points into Nigeria and fish out illegal immigrants for swift deportation.

Director also stated: “All hands must be on deck to ensure a free, fair and credible election. “Therefore, the Federal Government and the various security agencies must police our borders effectively and efficiently. “The votes of Nigerians must count as the coming presidential election is a defining moment for Nigeria.”

According to him, the Labour Party is particularly worried at the confidence exuded by “those who have failed to deliver the dividends of democracy in the past like the PDP and APC in winning the 2023 presidential election, and that may not be unrelated to the attempt in the utilisation of underhand tactics like importation of illegal immigrants to come and vote in Nigeria.”

He further stated: “The DSS must also investigate how aliens came to possess PVCs in Nigeria.

“We see the unfolding scenarios as a plot orchestrated by desperate politicians to gain access to the corridors of power through the back door.”

He, therefore, called on INEC and Nigerians to remain vigilant to ensure that the 2023 elections are peaceful, credible, free and fair.

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