By Dickson Blessing
The 2015 gubernatorial elections continues on Saturday the 25th of April 2015 in Abia, Imo and Taraba state.
The election was scheduled for a run-off as a result of political interference in some of the states during the previous elections. The governor of Imo ahead of Saturday's election accused PDP candidate Emeka Ikedioha of lobbying APC leaders to support his election on Saturday with a promise to defect to APC after victory.
President Goodluck Jonathan has taken steps to ensure a free and fair election by firing the Inspector General Suleiman Abba over the role the police played during the election as they were accused of bias and corruption.
The new Inspector General Solomon Arase assured that the election will be fair to all the political parties.
“Well, first and foremost, we still have some elections left in about three states and we are doing some massive deployment of man material and that is what I came to brief [Goodluck Jonathan],” Arase said. “I can assure you that we are going to have a level playing field for people who want to vote on Election Day,” he said.
“For the deviant, like I said yesterday, (they) will be decisively dealt with,” he said.