• Tue. May 28th, 2024

National Tribune

Flagging The Conscience Of Truth

NPF urges Atiku, Obi, Tinubu, Kwankwaso to Restrain Supporters

In light of the ongoing collation of results by the Independent National Electoral Commission, the Nigeria Police Force has released a press statement calling on the presidential candidates of major political parties to urge their supporters to refrain from making inciting comments.

The Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, emphasized the importance of maintaining calm during the electoral exercise and avoiding actions that could unnecessarily create excitement among the electorate.

The statement also noted that the police force has been closely monitoring the electoral process and has received intelligence reports that highlight the need for caution and restraint from all parties involved, particularly the All Progressives Congress, Peoples Democratic Party, Labour Party, and New Nigeria Peoples Party.

The NPF urges all presidential candidates to use this waiting period to emphasize the rule of law, respect for the Constitution, and constituted authority among their supporters, in order to prevent the nation from descending into anarchy based on interests and sentiments. As leading and respected figures in their respective political parties, the presidential candidates have a duty to ensure that their supporters behave responsibly.

The Force also emphasizes the need to avoid exerting undue pressure on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), which is constitutionally mandated to conduct elections and announce results. All hands are working to swiftly conclude the collation of results and declare the winner.

The Police commend the general populace and electorates for their patience and largely lawful conduct throughout the country. Furthermore, they encourage presidential candidates to remind their supporters to uphold the tenets of the Peace Accord, which was recently signed for the smooth conduct of the 2023 general elections.

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