2023 Electioneering: DSS, Police caution political parties against violence

Ahead of the 2023 political campaign across the country by political parties, the Sokoto State Police Command has cautioned politicians and other stakeholders in the State against indulging in acts such as hate speech or spreading of fake news, which he said is capable of frustrating a credible process and peaceful 2023 elections.

The State’s Police Commissioner, Mohammed Usaini Gumel, stated this while delivering his speech at the election and security management colloquium on the security of the upcoming electioneering and the general election with all critical stakeholders in the state.

Gumel disclosed that the Nigerian Police, in order to maintain law and order during the electioneering period, has grouped its responsibilities into four different groups.

The responsibilities, according to the commissioner, include: “Ensuring the safety and security of all persons and property that will be involved in all the electoral process without bias. Ensure strict enforcement of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the Penal Code as well as electoral laws without fear or favour. 

“Also, to ensure security, traffic and crowd management at venues of political party campaigns, rallies and other activities relating to the elections. The security of the public space towards guaranteeing a crime-free and enabling environment for the political campaigns and other components of the electoral processes to thrive must also be ensured.

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