Police: We’ll Deal Ruthlessly With Any Violators Of Political Process In Kebbi

From Ayodele Ajoge, Birnin-Kebbi 

In less than three days to the commencement of the general elections in Nigeria, the Nigeria Police, Kebbi State Command has vowed to deal ruthlessly with any breaches in the electoral processes and their sponsors.

The State Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Kotangora while addressing newsmen alert the civil society organisations, religious and traditional leaders of their important roles in this national assignment, adding that it is their neutrality that will allow them to act as a link between the politicians and the society, so that, pursuit of political objectives does not create social or religious sentiments to the point of pitching groups against one another.

To the newsmen, the Police boss said, “gentlemen from the media, in this period, your actions are important as well as delicate, your responsibility for the success of the entire process cannot be underestimated, as you are keenly aware, whenever you publish information or make statement of facts, please be guided by professionalism. You are the guardian of truth for the people and not allow yourself to be manipulated by any other interest, in this crucial role, be aware of the pernicious effects of promoting subversive declaration and counter declarations. 

Kotangora also called on the political leaders to show restraints when communicating through the media while respecting the right to information and the important work of journalists.

He congratulate the electoral commission in the State for its successful actions so far, as he encourage the commission to further intensify its efforts particularly in relation to the timely release of its corporate communications as well as their critical elements going forward.

“At this point, i want to remind all political parties to resort to legal channels in order to address any grievances as prescribed by the law. Equally, political parties and their candidates should not cease to publicly declare their firm commitment to abiding by the verdict of the polls. In order to accomplish this, political parties must know that, they have a primary role in educating their supporters to promote peace, dialogue and consensus.

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