Be Ready To Die — Deputy IG Of Police Warns Electoral Manipulators
The Nigerian Police have issued a stern warning to individuals and groups intending to disrupt the gubernatorial and state assembly elections taking place on Friday, March 18, in 28 states across the country.
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.
Amadi warned that anyone planning to disrupt the electoral process should be ready to face dire consequences, stating that they should be ready to die. He urged voters to cast their votes and return to their homes to wait for the result of the electoral process.
“If you love your life, keep away, cast your vote, go home and wait for the result,” he said.
The DIG charged officers to be professional in the discharge of their duties and to ensure the safety of voters and materials at the polling units. He warned that any officer caught engaging in unprofessional conduct would be dealt with decisively.
The DIG also appealed to the public to report any suspicious activity to the police and urged all political parties to abide by the rules of the game and maintain peace throughout the electoral process.
The gubernatorial and state assembly elections will hold across Nigeria on Friday, March 18, 2023.