BAUCHI State Commissioner of Police, Ali A Janga has assured the people of the state that the Command is ready to provide tight and adequate security during the conduct of the general elections starting with the presidential and NASS election this Saturday as well as the governorship election billed for March 2nd 2019.
The Police Commissioner stated this on Tuesday during a one day stakeholders meeting organised by Bauchi State office of INEC on the level of preparedness for the 2019 general elections, held at the INEC office in Bauchi.
He said that the Police and other sister security agencies will give all political parties an enabling environment to thrive by allowing all eligible voters to go out and cast their votes without any molestation, adding that nobody will be intimidated and or victimised before, during and after the elections.
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The police boss further urged party faithful and other suggestions to be law-abiding and steer clear from any conduct that could jeopardise free, fair and peaceful conduct of the elections just as he also called on the contestants to talk to their supporters to shun violence and other conducts not allowed in an election.
Ali Janga warned that “Any person caught engaging in acts capable of constituting a breach of the public peace will be arrested and made to face the full wrath of the law.”
“Also, restriction of movements will be in force. We will not allow any government official or leaders of political parties to monitor the election because we have the election observers to do that. If you must monitor the election as a voter, you must stay 300 meters away from the voting centre,” he further warned.
He then told those seeking electoral offices during the election not to view elections as a do or die affair, pointing out that electoral positions are given by God to whom he pleases.