2019 election: Police in Kaduna warns against protest

2019 election: Police in Kaduna warns against protest

- The people of Kaduna have been warned against planning of protest or procession in the state

- The police in the state, which gave the warning, says it will deal decisively with persons and groups planning to stage protest or procession

- According to the police, the ban on protests in the state is still in force

The Kaduna state police command, on Sunday, February 24, warned that it would deal decisively with persons and groups planning to stage any form of protest or procession in the state.

The command said the ban on protests in the state was still in force and would not condone any attempt to breach the order with the aim of destabilising existing peace, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

Legit.ng gathers that the commissioner of police in the state, Ahmad Abdur-Rahman, said at a press briefing in Kaduna that the command had received report on such plan and advised those hatching it to shelve the idea.

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He said: “I want to appeal to them to rescind their decision, to have a rethink not to do so, because the law banning procession or protest that will cause break down of law and order is still in force in the state.

“The security agencies especially the Nigerian Police Force will not sit down and watch such disgruntled elements in the society cause trouble.

“Therefore, if the appeal is met with deaf ears, I am warning that the police under my command, together with other security agencies, will go out with force and arrest any individual or groups that will make peace a problem.

”Such people will be arrested, investigated and taken to court of law for prosecution.”

Abdur-Rahman enjoined people of the state to continue with their lawful businesses and alert security agencies of any act capable of destabilising the peace.

The police commissioner also warned against declaration of fake results by desperate politicians to scuttle ongoing election process, adding that “we want to warn such people to change their decision for the good of all".

He reminded politicians that only the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is mandated by law to announce election results.

Abdur-Rahman commended people of Kaduna state for exhibiting maturity during the presidential and National Assembly elections and urged them to remain peaceful throughout the period of the elections.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that results released by the Independent National Electoral Commission showed that the All Progressives Congress won all three senatorial seats in Kwara state.

The party at the National Assembly election conducted on Saturday, February 23, won in Kwara South, North and Central senatorial districts.

In Kwara North senatorial district, APC also polled 98170 votes to defeat the PDP which polled 33, 364.

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