Abia Police command sue for peace at supplementary poll

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The Nigerian Police Force through its Abia State Command has sued for peace at the supplementary elections slated for April 25. The plea was made at an interactive session with gubernatorial candidates at the police officers mess, Umuahia.

At the event which was more like a review of the elections so far in the state was an opportunity to call for peace among politicians and their supporters in the state. The deputy commissioner of Police,Leye Oyebade urged all Abians to make out time to pray for the peace of the state at the supplementary elections.
The Acting Inspector General of Police,Solomon Arase, represented by the Deputy Inspector General of Police, Dan J Doma noted that the essence of the meeting was to solicit the support,collaboration and partnership of all in tomorrow's elections. He called on all security agencies to display the highest level of professionalism in the exercise.

DIG Doma who emphasized the need for a peaceful outing added that tomorrow's elections will either make or mar the reputation already gained by Nigeria at the international level.  He however,urged INEC to identify gray areas and deal with it especially the early arrival of staff and materials to enable early announcement of results,while demanding that no INEC ad hoc staff or materials leaves INEC without full security escorts.
DIG Doma,who reminded the candidates of the peace pact signed, urged the political parties and their supporters to abide by the electoral act, in order not to incure the wrath of the security agencies.
He urged Abians with useful information to not hesitate to inform the police, while assuring of adequate security for all electorates at the polls.

The DIG reminded politicians that there will be no VIP treatment and as such no one is expected to be seen with armed aide during the elections as the security agencies will deal decisively with anyone who disrupts the peace of the state.

All the candidates present took time to emphasize on the need for a peaceful, free, fair and credible polls.
The AIG Zone 9, who is also in charge of the state for the elections, urged everyone to abide by the rules of the game.

The event was attended by representatives from the electoral umpire, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, the Nigeria Prisons and Immigration,NSCDC and the NDLEA.


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