Yenagoa - The Bayelsa police command has placed a ban on all forms of procession, rallies or demonstrations in the state as the result of the governorship election concluded on Sunday is being awaited, reports Vanguard.
The command said the decision was taken after information at its disposal revealed that some disgruntled persons in the state were planning to carry out illegal demonstrations, processions and rallies.
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In a statement by the Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of training and development and Bayelsa Election, Hashimu Argungu, the police said rallies, protests and demonstrations of any kind would jeopadize the ongoing electoral process.
The command warned the intending perpetrators to desist from such acts, saying it will deal decisively with any person or group of persons who may engage in any conduct that will compromise the existing peaceful atmosphere.
It further advised the public to go about their normal businesses, as security agencies were poised to guarantee the safety of lives and property.
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- News 24