The Nasarawa Police Command has warned political parties and their supporters against any acts of violence ahead of the Court of Appeal’s judgment on the governorship election.
The state’s Acting Commissioner of Police, DCP Shettima Muhammad, issued the warning at a press conference in Lafia on Monday.
He said the police, in collaboration with other security agencies, had stepped up security across the state to prevent a breakdown of law and order before and after the verdict.
“Security personnel have been appropriately deployed at strategic locations in the state to maintain peace.
“I hereby urge leaders of all political parties to avoid unguarded statements that may cause political tensions and large-scale actions that may be seen as preparations for violent marches. I call on you to persuade others.
“Also, it should be celebrated in moderation and without infringing on the fundamental rights of the people.
“Any person or group who seeks to destroy peace and cause a breakdown of law and order will face the full wrath of the law,” he said.
DAILY POST reports that the Court of Appeal in Abuja last week heard an appeal filed by the state governor, Governor Abdullahi Sule of the All Progressives Congress (APC), seeking to set aside a court judgment that earlier invalidated his election. I remembered that I was suspending the sentence.