Ibenanaowei Dakolo, traditional ruler of Ekpetiama Kingdom in Bayelsa State, has said that weapons and drugs are being stockpiled ahead of the governorship election in the state.
He said this at the meeting between the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and traditional rulers in the state on Tuesday in Yenagoa, the state capital.
Dakolo also said it was necessary for arms to be mopped up. He said the weapons and drugs in the state were allowed in due to the Customs’ failure to intercept them at the ports and borders.
Mahmood Yakubu, INEC chairman, said the commission is meeting with the traditional rulers to seek their support to ensure a hitch-free election.
He said the commission was sure the election would be different from previous ones due to the partnership with traditional rulers, who he described as non-partisan.