2023 Bayelsa Governorship Poll: Police Uncover Fresh Plot To Disrupt Election With Fake Security

2023 Bayelsa Governorship Poll: Police Uncover Fresh Plot To Disrupt Election With Fake Security

The police declared their commitment to pursuing counterfeit security personnel enlisted by politicians to undermine the governorship election in Bayelsa on Saturday, November 11.

Daniel Sokari-Pedro, the Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) for South-south, told journalists in Yenagoa on Friday, November 10, that the police would diligently identify and apprehend the fraudulent law enforcement agents.

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The police have assured that individuals caught disrupting the electoral process would be severely dealt with. Photo Credit: The Nigerian Police
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He emphasised that the objective of such politicians was to create chaos and disrupt the electoral process.

According to Premium Times, The police alert followed reports that certain politicians allegedly equipped hired thugs with military uniforms to interfere with the election.

Police reveal penalty for electoral offenders

Mr Sokari-Pedro asserted that individuals caught in these activities would face severe consequences and legal prosecution.

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He said:

“I want to assure you that whether such law enforcement agents are fake or real, if they are arrested, they are in serious trouble.
“They will blame the day they were born into this world, I assure them.
“Whether they are fake or real, the issue is that they are disturbing the electoral process.”

The DIG also cautioned politicians against making provocative statements that could escalate the already tense situation in Bayelsa before the election.

He urged these politicians to refrain from divisive remarks, emphasising that both the police and other security agencies would take action against anyone attempting to jeopardise the peace of the state.

Source: Legit.ng

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Segun Adeyemi (Current Affairs and Politics Editor) Segun Adeyemi is a journalist with over 9 years of experience as an active field reporter, editor, and editorial manager. He has had stints with Daily Trust newspaper, Daily Nigerian, and News Digest. He currently works as an editor for Legit.ng's current affairs and politics desk. He holds a degree in Mass Communication (Adekunle Ajasin University). He is a certified digital reporter by Reuters, AFP and the co-convener of the annual campus journalism awards. Email: segun.adeyemi@corp.legit.ng.

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