Kwara Guber: CP warns political thugs, criminals to shelve electoral violence plans

The Kwara State Police Commissioner, Paul Odama, has cautioned criminals and political thugs to shelve any plan to cause any breakdown of law and order before, during and after the gubernatorial and house of assembly elections on Saturday.

The CP warned that any person found in one way or the other trying to undermine the resolve of the police command to secure the process and conduct of the exercise would be met with the full wrath of the law.

Odama spoke in Ilorin, the state capital after an emergency meeting with heads of security agencies in the state where the peaceful conduct of the Saturday, March 18, 2023 elections was the main agenda.

The Police Commissioner also advised citizens of the state to obey all relevant laws as may be announced by relevant authorities including any restrictions on vehicular movements on the day of elections.

He assured residents of the readiness of security agencies to ensure that the gubernatorial and house of assembly elections are conducted in a peaceful and acceptable manner across the length and breadth of the state.

It was resolved and concluded that all the agencies would work in synergy as they always do to provide adequate security that would make the elections credible, peaceful and acceptable, according to a statement in Ilorin on Thursday by the spokesman of the command, SP Okasanmi Ajayi.

The commissioner thanked the Inspector General of Police, Alkali Baba Usman, for supplying the command with all necessary equipment, including PASG (Pump Action Shotguns), Long- and shotgun-range riot gunners, hand grenades, rubber bullets, smoke pistols, body armour, all in large numbers, PMS, diesel, and utility vehicles for the purpose of making the election security formidable.

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