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Elections: Police read riot act to politicians in Zamfara

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Gusau, March 7, 2019, The Police Command in Zamfara on Thursday, warned politicians against violating the Electoral Act  2010, as amended, during Saturday Governorship and State Assembly elections.

He said politicians should restrain their supporters from doing anything that would cause violence during and after the exercise.

“While we are prepared to ensure peaceful conduct of the elections, we will checkmate miscreants and we will not take it easy for such persons,” he said.

Responding to the comments from the fallout of the Presidential and National Assembly elections in the state, the commissioner of police said nobody would be allowed to carry any form of weapon during the elections.

He, however, stressed that the police would remain neutral and receive genuine complaints from all aggrieved persons pertaining to the elections.

The police boss thanked the people of  Zanfara over the peaceful manner they conducted themselves at the Presidential and National Assembly elections.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that part of the agreement was for the signatories to accept the outcome of the elections or go to court, if they do not agree with the outcome of the election. but they must not incite anybody or group against others.

In attendance at the meeting were governorship candidates, state chairmen of their parties, security agencies and the National Assembly members.

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