Police hold emergency meeting as parties sign peace accord in Ogun
After the police received a report of violence and disruption of political activities within Elena community of Ogun State, which consequently led to breakdown of law and order in the state, the Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone 2 Command, AIG Lawal Shehu, yesterday held an emergency meeting of political stakeholders in Ogun.
The emergency security meeting had in attendance representatives of All Progressive Congress (APC), People’s Democratic Party (PDP), African Democratic Congress (ADC) and Allied People’s Movement (APM).
The AIG while addressing the political stakeholders said violence during election campaign is becoming a recurring decimal and the command will not fold its hands to watch people take laws into their hands.
He therefore warns that individuals or group of people behind such occurrences will be sanctioned as he states that the command will not allow such occurrence to repeat itself.
AIG further charged politicians to maintain an enabling environment for one another by allowing campaigns freely without hindrance as he informed the forum that he has directed Commissioners of Police within the Zone to go after perpetrators of crimes before, during and after the election.
The representatives of the political parties took turns to express their commitment to peaceful elections and promised that no such violence will repeat itself as they signed a peace accord.