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Over 4,000 Angolan security officials deployed to restive Cabinda

Over 4,000 Angolan security officials deployed to restive Cabinda

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4,570 security officials have been deployed to the Cabinda province which hosts the restive Cabinda city disputed by secessionists.

This was disclosed by the police commander of the area, Eusébio Domingos de Almeida e Costa, who said on Monday that they will ensure security during the elections and at the borders with neighbouring DR Congo and Congo Brazzaville, the Angolan news agency reports.

The high ranking official said they will not allow any act of violence or provocation from the public during the elections.

“We will crack down on all possible incidents of violence to ensure normalcy, safety and public tranquility,” he told a parade of security officials.

We will crack down on all possible incidents of violence to ensure normalcy, safety and public tranquility.

He caution the men to act according to the electoral laws and show discipline during the process.

9.3 million registered voters are expected to show up at 12,512 polling stations nationwide on Wednesday.

202,353 voters are expected in the Cabinda province alone.

Six parties are vying to take over the seat of outgoing President Eduardo dos Santos. The political parties include the ruling MPLA led by Joao Lourenco, main opposition UNITA led by Isaias Samakuva, FNLA, PRS, APN and the coalition CASA-CE party.

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