The Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone 11, Mr. David Omojola, has warned governorship candidates and political parties in Osun State against engaging in acts capable of breaching the peace.
He warned that the police would not hesitate to clampdown on anybody who engages in any act contrary to the law.
Omojola gave this warning while speaking with journalists in Osogbo, the Osun State capital on Friday at an enlightenment programme organised for policemen on their conduct during the August 9 elections in the state.
He said the police would not tolerate any act of violence, neither would it allow any politician to incite the people to cause chaos.
Omojola said, “Politicians, candidates of all political parties and their supporters must all conduct themselves within the ambit of the law.
“They should be peaceful and refrain from doing anything that is not right.
“They should desist from inciting one person or group against the other, one party against the other or one community against the other.
“They must make sure that they play according to the rules of the game. They themselves can testify that we have been providing security backups for their rallies and whatsoever they are doing. Politicians should not abuse all such privileges we have given them”.
He stressed that the police had no favorites among the contestants saying they would not hesitate to deal with anybody who wanted to throw the state into chaos.
The police boss appealed to parents and guardians to monitor the movement of their children and wards, saying they should counsel them against allowing themselves to be used as a political tool for destabilization.
The AIG also appealed to other security agencies to join hands with the police to safeguard Osun State, saying nobody’s ambition was worth the blood of the innocent people of the state.