The Nigerian Police has raised alarm over plot by some politicians to trigger bother and mar the electoral course of throughout Saturday’s governorship election in Bayelsa State.
Making this recognized to newsmen in Yenagoa on Friday, the Deputy Inspector Common of Police in command of the Division of Info and Communication Expertise, Daniel Sokari-Pedro, mentioned the politicians are deploying faux regulation enforcement brokers.
Sokari-Pedro, who can be the coordinating DIG South-South, warned that if caught, such faux regulation enforcement brokers could be decisively handled and prosecuted in line with regulation.
He accused politicians of additional charging the already tensed ambiance by making inflammatory statements, which if not for the election would have had safety implications.
Sokari-Pedro suggested these behind the plots desist whereas stressing that the police are dedicated to peaceable and credible election within the state.
His phrases: “About three or so days I got here right here, the place has been inundated with complaints from a number of quarters, all of them having to do with this election challenge in Bayelsa State. That’s unlucky.
“Because it has to do with our preparation for the election, let me sound this loud and clear, that there isn’t a place underneath the earth the place election takes place that there isn’t a complain, however this election complain shouldn’t be used to guage police preparedness.
“And, that ought to not in any method depreciate the election which has not taken place; at any time when such complains come, we are going to certainly examine them.
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“However, I need to attraction to politicians from all divides that they need to cease condeming the police when election had not even taken place, and once more politicians are charging the already tensed ambiance by making inflammatory statements, statements ordinarily if not due to election, would have been termed to have safety implications. However when police will get individuals arrested for making such statements, they may say police is taking sides.
“So I need all people to tread with warning. The election is only a few hours away, we should always give peace an opportunity and guarantee we don’t make pointless inflammatory statements.
“It has come to my discover that politicians have been utilizing some faux regulation enforcement brokers. I need to guarantee you that whether or not such regulation enforcement brokers are faux or actual, if they’re arrested, they’re in deep trouble. They are going to blame the day they have been born into this world. I guarantee them whether or not they’re faux or actual, the difficulty is that they’re disturbing the electoral course of.”