The Oasis Reporters
October 5, 2018
By Moses Gbande
Tough time awaits any politician or group of individuals whose stock in trade is to use thuggery as means of survival, and would want to apply such in the forthcoming local government elections in Plateau state.
The Plateau state Police Command says it will stick to the mandate entrusted in the hands of security agencies to protect and safeguard lives and property, as such security agencies will not tolerate actions that would affect the peaceful conduct of the October 10, 2018 elections in the state.
The Commissioner of Police, Undie Adie told stakeholders, media, head of political parties and other security agencies in a meeting on Friday to fashion out ways of ensuring a peaceful conduct of the local government elections in the state.
He assured political parties of fairness and justice, saying the Police and other security agencies will not initiate anything that will ignite any crisis. He warn officers on the field during the elections to steer clear of ballot snatching related crimes and use their eyes to watch actions of some politicians who would want to bend the rule of politics.
He equally warned against the use of religion for campaign, saying since political parties have fielded Candidates they should be allowed to test their popularity rather than bringing religion to cause confusion.
He says the command is making efforts towards identifying some critical flash points and in synergy with other security agencies, will actively ensure that such areas are raided in the event of any suspicious movements.
He further added that the Plateau State Independent Electoral Commission, PLASIEC has assured them that sensitive materials will arrive the voting centers as and when due.Phone numbers of security heads for the party leaders to share and lodge their complaints anytime they observe any anomalies have equally been distributed.