2023: Bauchi CP Tasks Politicians on Professional Conduct of Electioneering Campaigns
In line with the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, psc(+), NPM, fdc, CFR in active and strategic preparation for the 2023 General Elections meeting to review evolving political programmes laid down by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and chart clear pathways for a smooth electoral process in the countdown to the elections.
The Commissioner of Police CP Umar Mamman Sanda fdc, psc, mnim, on Wednesday 26th October 2022 charged all officers to boost the security of their public space towards guaranteeing a crime-free and enabling environment for political campaigns and other components of the electoral process.
He also tasked all Area Commanders, Tactical Commanders, and DPOs to ensure that they remain civil, neutral and professional while enforcing all laws for adequate and effective management of election security in Bauchi State.
In the same vein, the CP urges political parties, candidates, groups and individuals to respect the rule of law and work towards the maintenance of law and order, peaceful coexistence and harmony in Bauchi before, during and after the election.
The Command will create a level playing field for all political parties and candidates to organize rallies and campaigns to canvass support.
The CP during the security meeting with all heads of security agencies held on 27th October 2022 at the State Police Headquarters Bauchi, equally reiterated the IGP’s directives that all quasi-security outfits established by various state governments and local communities operating under different nomenclatures, structures, and orientations have no legal roles under the Electoral Act and in the electoral process.
Consequently, there will be an increase in the spate of visibility policing, improved inter-agency partnership and intelligence sharing, confidence-building patrols, joint convoy patrols, intelligence-led policing, surveillance activities, stop and search at strategic points across the state.
Finally, the Commissioner of Police CP Umar Mamman Sanda fdc, psc, mnim calls on parents, Guardians and leaders wielding various degrees of influence are enjoined to prevail on their wards and proteges against being used as Cannon-fodders in disrupting the relative peace enjoyed in the State and at the same time be guided against unnecessary heating up the polity with inciting utterances and provocative gestures.
SP Ahmed Mohammed Wakil, Anipr
Police Public Relations Officer
For: Commissioner of Police
Bauchi State Command
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