The Police have issued a stern warning to individuals and groups intending to disrupt Saturday’s governorship and state assembly elections held in 28 States across Nigeria.
”Anybody that wants to disrupt the system should be ready to die, and anybody that wants to die should come out and disrupt the system.
If you love your life, keep away, cast your vote, go home and wait for the result,” the Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of the South-East, John Amadi, issued the warning on Thursday in Umuahia, while addressing officers of the state command at the Police Officers’ Mess, Umuahia.
Meanwhile, Akwa Ibom State Police Command has deployed no fewer than 11,000 personnel to the 31 local government areas of the state to ensure a hitch-free Gubernatorial and House of Assembly polls.
Also, three Commissioner of Police and six deputy Commissioners of Police were deployed to the state to further beef up security.
The State Commissioner of Police, Olatoye Durunsimi has been deployed to Imo State for the polls.
Police Public Relations Officer, SP Odiko Macdon who confirmed the deployment of personnel , gave the assurance that the Police were ready to ensure the exercise was conducted in a peaceful manner.
“When you are talking about the numbers of Police we are having on the field, we have deployed about 11,000. We have personnel coming from states that are not conducting elections. They are altogether three CPs and six Deputy CPs and assistants coming in. Our CP here has been sent to Imo State for the same purpose. We are ready to go”, he said.