DIG Warns Politicians To Stay Away With Aids in polling Units

Story by Elizabeth Vincent yenagoa

Barely a few hours to the Bayelsa State Governorship election, the Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of South-South, Daniel Sokari Pedro has warned all the political actors whom he called principals not to come to the polling units with their aides, warning that if they do, their aids will be arrested as well the principals.

Speaking on Friday evening in Yenagoa during a press briefing, Pedro maintained that the briefing was to disabuse the mind of people that the Police was taking sides stating that they should stop using inflammatory statements that can cause a breach of peace.

He also warned those using any form of security agents to desist forth with sounding a note of warning that if they are caught, they will face the full weight of the law.

Pedro also assured that the Bayelsa state Police Commissioner Tolani Alausa has not been re-deployed as speculated disclosing that he has no power to re-deploy the commissioner but the Inspector General of Police does.

Reacting to the report that there was violence between the PDP and APC supporters earlier in the day at Brass, the DIG maintained that he was not aware of any violence adding that his men were ground at Brass and would have reported if there was any.

He said “Any principal who finds himself in cross line will be arrested. Principals should not come to the voting centre with their aids, if they do, we will get the aids arrested and the principal will be arrested and treated according to the law.

“Since three days ago that I came here, my ears have been inundated with calls from several quarters all of them having to do with this election issue in Bayelsa State.

Whenever such complaints come, we will surely investigate them. I want to appeal to politicians from all devices that they stop condemning the police when an election has not even taken place and again the politicians are charging the already tense

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