The Imo State Police Command has warned politicians, group of persons to desist from any act of thuggery, hooliganism or any related action that might disrupt the peace and success of Saturday’s National and State Assembly re-run election in the state. The State Commissioner of Police, Taiwo Lakanu, handed out the warning at an election stakeholders meeting and signing of peace accord at the command headquarters in Owerri, the capital.
Lakanu said that the command and other security operatives in the state have put measures in place to check mate any act or action that might cause a breakdown of peace in the state during the election. He urged all political parties involved in the election to play by the rules, noting that the command will give all the parties a level playing ground.
The Police Commissioner also warned against any act of thuggery, hooliganism or any act of criminality that might cause the breach of peace during the election. The Administrative Secretary of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the state, Evurulobi Chinedu, said INEC in the state is ready and fully prepared for the election. He also disclosed the new accreditation and voting pattern for the re-run election. The election will take in Okigwe Senatorial District, Owerri West, Oru East and Isiala Mbano State Constituencies. Movement within these areas have been restricted between 7:00 and 6:00pm.