The Commissioner of Police in Enugu State, Mr Mohammed Danmallam, has warned trouble makers to avoid the state during the forthcoming council elections.
‘‘Be warned that the command, under my watch, will not tolerate ballot box snatching, political thuggery and any form of violence that will lead to the breakdown of law and order in the state.
‘‘Rest assured that we are going to arrest, and anybody found wanting would be taken to court as soon as possible to answer for his or her misdeeds.
‘‘So, be warned that police and other sister security agencies will not tolerate any act capable of causing breach of the law in the state,’’ he said.
‘‘I am assuring the peaceful people of the state that police and other sister security agencies are on ground 24/7 before, during and after the election.
‘‘Do not entertain any fear or allow anybody to intimidate you as huge numbers of security agencies both in uniform and plain-clothes will be around in all nook and cranny of the state,’’ he said.
Also speaking, Chief Austin Nnamani, state Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), said that his party would abide by all electoral guidelines and norms.
‘‘PDP is always peaceful in Enugu State and we will remain so by abiding by the rules of the game.
‘‘I will confess to you that till now, notwithstanding various political campaigns ongoing in the state, we do not have any issue with any other party in the state,’’ Nnamani said.
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