The Nasarawa Police Command has issued a stern warning to political parties and their supporters, cautioning against any potential acts of violence in anticipation of the Court of Appeal judgment on the state’s governorship election.
Acting Commissioner of Police, DCP Shettima Muhammad, conveyed the message during a press conference held in Lafia on Monday.
DCP Muhammad highlighted the collaborative efforts of the police and other security agencies in intensifying security measures across the state to prevent any breakdown of law and order surrounding the judgment. Security personnel have been strategically deployed to key locations to maintain peace.
In his statement, DCP Muhammad called on political party leaders to exercise influence over their supporters, urging them to avoid making unguarded statements that could escalate political tension. He also cautioned against engaging in mass actions that might be construed as preparations for violent processions.
The acting Commissioner emphasized the importance of moderate celebrations that respect the fundamental rights of the public. He warned that any individual or group attempting to disrupt peace and incite disorder would face the full consequences of the law.
This warning comes in anticipation of the pending judgment by the Appeal Court in Abuja, which had recently reserved judgment in an appeal filed by Governor Abdullahi Sule of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The appeal seeks to overturn the tribunal’s ruling that nullified Sule’s election.
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