Police chief reads riot act to politicians on electioneering campaigns
The Borno State Police Commissioner, Damian Chukwu has said that politicians and their supporters are not to carry offensive weapons during electioneering campaigns and other political activities in the state.
Chukwu warned that thuggery, intimidation and violent demonstrations would not be condoned before, during and after elections.
Making the point at the weekend in Maiduguri to Inter Party Advisory Council (IPAC) members, he advised politicians to conduct themselves and promote peace and tranquility in the state.
He disclosed that the use of indecent, intemperate, slanderous or base languages or insinuations to provoke violent reactions is an offence under the 2010 Amended Electoral Act.
According to him, campaigns based on religion or ethnicity should be avoided to prevent political incitements and intimidation.
“Your political campaigns should be devoid of abusive languages directly or indirectly intended to injure religious and ethnic feelings,” he said.
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