The Adamawa State Police Commissioner, Gabriel Adaji has read riot act to politicians in the state, the CP told politicians and stakeholders in the state that he will jail any person that foments trouble. He made the assertion during a with various political parties in Adamawa State organised by the Adamawa state Police Command, he also added the police will deal with anyone who foment trouble regardless of his societal standing ahead of the 2015 general elections.
The Commissioner of Police who took time to explain and read the riot act to political stakeholders and leadership of the various political parties in the state who were all in attendance except All Progressives congress (APC) warned politicians in the State to prevail on their followers to desist from fomenting trouble as he will not only deal with the supporters but will also get at their God fathers.
He said although Adamawa politicians have not given him any doubt to comply with the Riot Act, but said he will not take it kindly with any politician that want to go in the way of criminal as the cell is readily for them and are to face the wrath of the law.
According to him, from records Adamawa politicians have no record of political thuggery, and efforts should be made by them to sustain the good record during the general elections, hence the need for politicians to warn their supporters against the breach of the peace.
“You should therefore warn your supporters against mayhem. Appealing to them to conduct themselves in a good manner during this period of electioneering campaign, or else the wrath of the law will catch up with them”, he warned
Every politician must hearken to the rules and regulations governing the activities before, during and after the conduct of the elections, “It is only somebody who is bereft of ideas that will fight.
“Issue of thuggery, insult, and destruction of posters of opponents will not be condoning,” the commissioner warned.
Gabriel said every Nigerian has a role to play towards making the forthcoming general elections a successful one, as election could not hold peacefully in an atmosphere of rancour and upheavals.
He was emphatic that security operatives are ready for the conduct of the election including the northern parts of the state, saying that, “our duty is to protect lives and ensure hitch free exercise, so we are ready and it lies with the electoral body INEC, that whether elections should hold in the northern parts of the state or not, “he pointed out.
Responding to the warnings of the commissioner of police the secretary of social Democratic party Dr Luka John said that most of the political crisis are being engineer by some selfish politicians who always take advantage of their social status in the society.