Police seek stakeholders’ cooperation for peaceful elections

By Muhammad Nasir Bashir
#TrackNigeria: Mr Aminchi Baraya, the Deputy Inspector-General (DIG) of Police, supervising North-West Zone during the elections, has called for stakeholders’ cooperation for the peaceful conduct of the forthcoming general elections.

He stated this in Dutse on Monday during an interactive session with the stakeholders.

Baraya, who is DIG, Research and Planning at the Police Headquarters, said that the police had adequately prepared to ensure the peaceful conduct of the elections across the country.

‘‘The Inspector-General of Police, Mr Mohammed Adamu, sent me to the North-West Zone to supervise the 2019 elections.

‘‘And that is why I am here to seek for your cooperation so as to join hands in ensuring peaceful conduct of the elections at all levels.

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‘‘And I want to assure you that the police are prepared to ensure peaceful conduct of the 2019 general elections.’’

He also urged the people to seek redress through legal means if they were dissatisfied satisfied with the conduct of the elections.

‘‘You should all remember that elections are like competitions in which there must be a winner and loser and two competitors cannot win one competition.

‘‘So, whoever that may not be satisfied with the conduct of the elections should go to court and seek redress,’’ he advised.

The DIG also urged the public to report any police officer who engaged in unprofessional conduct during the elections.

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Earlier, the Police Commissioner in the state, Mr Bala Sanchi, said that all security agencies in the state enjoyed cordial working relationship.

Sanchi, however, called for improved synergy among the agencies in order to continue to secure lives and property.

In their separate remarks, the representatives of religious leaders in the state, promised to assist the police and other security agencies towards the conduct of peaceful elections.

Malam Nafiu Musa, the representative of Chief Imams, promised that the message would be communicated to people through the weekly Juma’at sermons.

Also, Mr Markus Yohanna, the representative of the state branch of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), said that the group would sensitise its members to ensure smooth conduct of the elections.

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Yohanna added that CAN members would continue to pray for the smooth conduct of the elections.

On their part, the representatives of the Hisbah Guards, urged the residents of the state to be law-abiding before, during and after the elections.

The DIG was accompanied by Mr Dan Bature, the Assistant Inspector-General in charge of Zone One, to the event which attracted all stakeholders, including heads of security agencies in the state. (NAN)

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