All political actors who might be preparing to threaten the peaceful conduct of the Saturday, March 9 State governors and Houses of Assembly elections have been warned to play the game of politics by the rules as stipulated in the Electoral Act or face the law.
The Nigeria police who issued the warning wanted such politicians with plan to disrupt the electoral process to appreciate that national interest overrides their personal ambitions.
“Doing otherwise shall attract the full and appropriate response from the Police and other security agencies.
The police reassured Nigerians and the international community of the unwavering commitment of its officers and men to work closely with INEC and sister security agencies towards guaranteeing a peaceful and secure space for Nigerians to exercise their electoral franchise.
“The Nigeria Police shall remain civil, firm, optimally professional and apolitical in the discharge of our duties in the 9th March, 2019 elections. We shall, nonetheless, deploy all lawful assets and assert our statutory powers to deal decisively, firmly, and promptly with any person or groups that may attempt to disrupt the process.