Forward of Saturday’s native authorities elections in Bauchi State, the state police command on Thursday assured that it has put sufficient measures in place to make sure peaceable elections.
The Bauchi State Commissioner of Police, Lawan Tanko Jimeta, who gave the peace of mind whereas addressing a press briefing on the elections on the command headquarters in Bauchi, introduced that there might be complete restriction of actions, together with vehicular motion, throughout the state as from 12 midnight on Friday until 2pm on Saturday.
The restriction of motion, the police boss stated, will, nonetheless, not have an effect on these on important duties, including that such individuals should carry their legitimate identification playing cards with them.
“We now have put in place sufficient safety measures for all events and voters in direction of peaceable elections throughout the 20 native authorities areas in Bauchi State,” he assured.
CP Jimeta referred to as on the voters to come back out en mass and vote on Saturday with out concern of being intimidated by any individuals or group of individuals.
Jimeta additional knowledgeable that the police and different sister safety companies will deploy their personnel to man in each polling unit to cope with any miscreants, political thugs and others disgruntled parts who could try to trigger hassle earlier than, throughout and after the election.
He additional stated that consistent with the election guidelines of engagement within the state and for the aim of easy conduct of the election, all VIPs should not go to their polling items with their safety particulars.
In keeping with him, “all personalities are barred from going to polling items with their safety particulars on the election day.
“All events to the elections are to be cautious with all Covid-19 protocols in impact.”
Whereas reassuring folks of the state of the command’s dedication to offering a degree enjoying floor to all political events, Jimeta sought the help of conventional rulers, non secular leaders, youth leaders, amongst others.
He referred to as on dad and mom and guardians to prevail on their kids and wards to not permit themselves for use in inflicting disturbance earlier than, throughout, and after the election.
CP Jimeta warned that anyone arrested fomenting hassle earlier than, throughout and after the council polls will face the complete wrath of the regulation.