- The police command in Enugu has warned those who are inciting voters to boycott the coming polls to desist from the act
- The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Ebere Amaraizu, said that such persons are only inspiring fear in the minds of the electorate
- Amaraizu said that voters can call the following lines in cases of distress and crisis: 08032003702, 08075390883, 08086671202 and 08098880172
The police command in Enugu has warned individuals and groups to desist from discouraging Nigerians, especially the residents of Enugu from voting in the forthcoming general elections.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the presidential, National Assembly, governorship and state Assembly elections will be held on February 16 and Saturday, March 2.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Ebere Amaraizu, gave the warning in a statement issued on Wednesday, February 13, in Enugu.
Amaraizu said that the command’s attention had been drawn to activities of mischief makers bent on inflicting fear in the minds of citizens with the aim of to discouraging them from coming out to exercising their franchise on the election day.
He alleged that the mischief makers posted bills and posters, warning members of the public not to come out to vote.
The PPRO said the command would not sit and watch these mischief makers go about causing fear in the minds of citizens under any guise.
“Security operatives have been directed to fish out those in this habit in order to bring them to book.
“Members of the public are once more advised to go about their normal lawful businesses and to feel free to visit any of their polling stations, booths and cast their votes as security has been provided.
“They should always contact the police command through these distress numbers: 08032003702, 08075390883, 08086671202 and 08098880172.
“Or through the command’s social media platforms of twitter @policeNG_Enugu and Facebook @nigeriapoliceforceenugustatecommand for prompt and necessary action on event of such situation amongst others,’’ he said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Anthony Ogbizi had assured the people of Enugu that the police personnel deployed in the state for Saturday, February 16, poll will demonstrate absolute professionalism and neutrality in the discharge of their duties.
Ogbizi, who is in-charge of the force criminal investigation and intelligence department and the southeast for the elections, gave the assurance on Tuesday, February 12, in Enugu during a stakeholders’ meeting on election security.
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