The Nigeria Police Force has warned mischief makers planning to disrupt Saturday’s Governorship and State House of Assembly elections in Abia State to desist or face dire consequences.The Deputy Inspector-General of Police in Charge of the South-East, DIG John Amadi, issued the warning while addressing Officers of the State Command at the Police Officers’ Mess, Umuahia, on Thursday.
He stated that the Police remain apolitical and as the lead security agency, they must provide a conducive environment for people to exercise their franchise without fear of attack or molestation.He said: “We have assured Nigerians and the South-East that nobody should entertain any fears.
The Police are there to protect the system. Anybody that wants to snatch ballot boxes or disrupt the elections will be promptly dealt with.“We have deployed our men to dominate all the areas that we think that trouble would erupt from. So we are sounding a note of warning to criminals and non-state agents that we would not tolerate anything that would not allow the people cast their vote and chose who they want to represent them.“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,” he said.