BAUCHI – Ali A. Janja, the Bauchi State Commissioner of Police, has assured the people of the state that the Force was ready to provide tight security during the conduct of the presidential and governorship elections in the state.
The police commissioner stated this on Tuesday during a one-day stakeholder meeting organised by INEC on the level of preparedness of the 2019 general election at the INEC office in Bauchi.
He said that the police and other sister security agencies would give all political parties an enabling environment to thrive by allowing all eligible voters to go and cast their votes, adding that nobody would not be intimidated.
The police boss further urged party faithful to be law-abiding and steer clear from any conduct that could jeopardise free, fair and peaceful conduct of the election and also called on contestants to talk to their supporters to shun violence.
“Any person caught engaging in acts capable of constituting a breach of the public peace will be arrested and made to face the full wrath of the law.
“Also, restriction of movements will be in force. We will not allow any government official or leaders of political parties to monitor the election because we have the election observers to do that. If you must monitor the election as a voter, you must stay 300 meters away from the voting centre,” he said.