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Conduct of politicians critical to successful polls - Police

2015-03-04 08:55
A ballot box filled with ballot is pictured before being counted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at a polling station in Yenagoa in Bayelsa State ~ PIUS UTOMI EKPEI

Zaria - Alhaji Umar Usman-Shehu, Commissioner of Police in Kaduna State, said the success of the forthcoming elections depended on the level at which politicians would abide by the law.

He stated this while addressing newsmen shortly after the signing of peace accord by candidates of some political parties in Kaduna North Senatorial District at Sabongari, on Tuesday.

Usman-Shehu, "we expect to conduct peaceful elections and this can only be achieved if politicians conduct themselves in accordance with the laws of the land.

"We are here to sign a peace accord following similar ones held in Abuja and Kaduna.

"All Police Area Commands are directed to have this kind of gathering for politicians to sign peace accord," he said.

Also read: Sign language interpreters requested at polling stations

He said that the police would not spare anybody who contravened the treaty, stressing, "Anybody who goes contrary to it will definitely be arrested and charged to court.

"Nobody is too big to be arrested if he goes contrary to the law; I assure you that there is no body that is untouchable in the state.

"The only person exempted by the law is the governor and his deputy; beside that, nobody is untouchable according to the Constitution," the police boss said". 


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