The Commissioner of Police in Nasarawa State, Alhaji Ibrahim Idris, yesterday admonished politicians against “do-or-die politics”.
The police boss gave the advice at an interactive session with leaders of the All Progressive Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of the local government polls slated for March 22.
He said that politicians should make decorum their watchword while playing politics, describing that as necessary for peaceful elections.
“Politicians must avoid acts that portray them as desperate, they must avoid being selfish”.
Mr. Idris urged the leadership of the two political parties to enlighten their supporters on the need to be orderly and act within the confines of the law during the election, vowing to deal decisively with anybody or group, who might want to foment trouble.
He said that the police had made adequate arrangements toward a peaceful election and called for support from stakeholders toward a violence free poll.
Mr. Idris further cautioned politicians against using thugs to disrupt the elections, saying that he would arrest such thugs and make scapegoats of them.