Borno May Experience ‘Double Jeopardy’ If Politicians Don’t Play According To The Rules – CP

policeThe Police Commissioner in Borno State, Clement Adoda, on Thursday warned politicians to abide by electoral rules and allow free and fair election in the Boko Haram ravaged state.

He said should they allow anything contrary to this, the state might experience what he termed “double jeopardy”, which could further compound the security problems in the state.

Speaking with representatives of political parties at the Borno State Police Command, Maiduguri, Adoda said, “Police in Borno are committed to ensuring free and fair election. We are not going to leave any stone unturned to ensure we live up to our tag of an umpire.

“We may have double jeopardy if we do not work towards having a credible and peaceful election. Should we not manage the election well, we may need to continue to work hard at managing post-election crises and insurgency.

“The police is an election umpire, we will do our part to have credible election. We are assuring all that we will be an unbiased umpire. We are not just going to be there during election but equally during campaign so that it does not generate into violence”.

The CP counselled politicians against seeing elections as do-or-die but as an exercise where winners and losers must emerge.