Nigeria Police Force Issues Warning Ahead of Presidential Election Tribunal Verdict
In a statement released on Tuesday, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the spokesperson for the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), has cautioned against reckless remarks and the spread of false information in anticipation of the upcoming Presidential Election Tribunal’s verdict.
Adejobi also revealed the extensive deployment of police officers throughout Nigeria as preparations for Wednesday’s verdict intensify. The statement emphasized the NPF’s commitment to reinforcing security measures to prevent any potential disruption of law and order in the country following the expected announcement of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal Judgment on September 6, 2023.
The NPF has issued a stern warning to all individuals, including troublemakers and political figures, urging them to exercise prudence in both their actions and statements. The force firmly underscores that it will not tolerate any activities that could incite violence or lead to a state of anarchy.
“It is imperative for all citizens to embrace peace and maintain calm, regardless of their political affiliations, to ensure a peaceful and secure environment,” the statement stressed.
Recall that the tribunal is set to rule on Wednesday regarding the petition of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, and the Labour Party’s Peter Obi’s petition against the victory of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu. This crucial decision marks a significant moment in Nigeria’s political landscape, underscoring the importance of maintaining civility and order during these times of heightened political tension.