Ondo Poll : IG Warns Candidates, Others Against Violence, Votes Buying - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE



Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Ondo Poll : IG Warns Candidates, Others Against Violence, Votes Buying

                                  • Adamu

From Jane Okafor, Abuja

Ahead of the Ondo gubernatorial election, slated for next Saturday, the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has warned politicians against taking actions or indulging in utterances that could be inimical to a free, fair and credible exercise. 

Adamu  warns that the full weight of the law will be brought to bear on anyone who engages in any electoral fraud,  political violence, vote buying, ballot box snatching, hate speeches and other unwholesome practices capable of undermining the peace and stability of the electoral process.

The IGP who issued the warnings through the Force's officialTwitter page,  charged Police officers and other law enforcement agents deployed for the poll to act in accordance with the Electoral Act and other extant laws guiding their overall conduct before, during and after the election.

He also cautioned that Police officers and officers of other law enforcement agencies found acting contrary to their oaths of office or in aid of illicit electoral practices will be strictly and personally held liable with dire legal consequences.

He reassured the people of Ondo State that adequate security measures have been put in place to ensure their safety throughout the period of the governorship election and after.

He also assured that there have been adequate deployments in terms of manpower, marine and aerial surveillance and other assets of the force to ensure effective security coverage.

Adamu enjoined eligible voters to come out en mass to freely and peacefully exercise their franchise in line with their civic obligation, without any fear of intimidation on election  day.

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