Police warn against circulation of fake election results
The Nigeria Police High Command has warned citizens, especially social media influencers to stop circulating fake election results as it could heat up the polity.
Spokesperson for the Force headquarters, Muyiwa Adejobi, who gave the warning in a statement, yesterday, said the Nigeria Police has observed the spread or circulation of fake elections results on social media and other news platforms, which is contrary to the policy and guidelines of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
He said: “The Police has perceived this trend as a calculated attempt to heat up the polity and possibly create post election chaos. We regard this as a disservice, unpatriotic and a disinformation.
“The Nigeria Police hereby warns those who are spreading these fake election results to desist from such mischievous acts and wait patiently for INEC’s official results, which are authentic and tenable.
“The NPF urges Nigerians to remain calm, and go about their lawful engagements, while those who are billed to go to the polls today are requested to be orderly and law-abiding as we have reinforced our security strategies for the smooth conclusion of the 2023 General Elections.”