Sokoto State commissioner of Police (CP) Murtala Mani yesterday assured that all measures have been taken to ensure peaceful electioneering period as 2019 election draws nearer.
The CP who reminded politicians and stakeholders to be more concerned about sustaining the existing peace in the state further admonished them to play according to the ‘rule of the game.’
According to CP Mani, interacting with political actors at this time is very crucial hence, they along with the electorate play active role in the electoral process.
While appealing to parties to notify the police ahead of any political gathering, Mani cautioned them against hate speech either in song, rally or social media before, during and after electioneering period.
The CP also advised political actors in Sokoto to stop equipping the youths with dangerous weapons which they brandish at their rallies.
In his remarks, the Sokoto State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Alhaji Sadiq Abubakar Musa, divulged that about 1,914, 444 eligible voters have so far been registered in Sokoto.
Musa also noted that no fewer than 1,559,133 persons have so far collected their permanent voter’s cards, PVCs, just as he appealed to the electorate to collect the 98,599 PVCs left in their respective offices across the state.
The REC further commended Sokoto State saying it is one of the states that always have rancour free pre and post-election challenges.
Earlier, the state director, National Orientation Agency (NOA), Alhaji Abubakar Modi Danchadi appealed to politicians to stop breeding thugs who have no electoral value but destructive tendencies.
Danchadi further advised politicians to help inculcate good morals, discipline and training into the youths so as to enable them become better citizens.
All political parties in the state were represented and were eventually made to sign a peace pact ahead of the forthcoming electioneering period.
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