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Kwara 2019: Police Warn Politicians, Advises Balogun Fulani To Approach Court For Judgement Execution


Following the frequent political violence in in the state ahead of the 2019 general elections, the Kwara State police Command has warned Political Parties against embarking on campaigns and possessions without giving the Command a 48 hours notice.

In a statement issued on Sunday in Ilorin by Police Public Relations Officer, Dsp Okasanmi Ajayi said the notice would help the command provide adequate security in order to prevent any untoward incident and from being hijacked by hoodlums.

The Police Spokesman noted that Police will not fold its arm and watch disgruntled politicians truncate the peace and harmony currently being enjoyed in the State.

The command also advised to make use of opportunity provided by the law courts in enforcing any perceived court judgement rather than resort to self help in execution of such court orders.

Recall that Balogun Fulani led faction of APC has been declared legitimate executive by Ilorin High Court in December but INEC and APC National leadership are yet to recognise the faction.

Here is the press statement in details by Kwara Police Command.

The Kwara State police Command wishes to warn Political Parties for the last time, of the consequences of not giving the Command a 48 hour’s notice before embarking on campaigns and possessions, in other to prevent any untoward incident and from being hijacked by hoodlums.

It is very disheartening to note that in spite of series of meetings held by the Command and politicians where far reaching issues of security were discussed, especially the need to apply for security cover during campaigns, some political parties were still going about their campaigns and processions without such requirements.

Parties are also advised to make use of opportunity provided by the law courts in enforcing any perceived court judgement rather than resort to self help in execution of such court orders.

The Police Command will not fold its arms while some disgruntled politicians who through their actions try to truncate the peace and harmony currently being enjoyed in the State.

Parents and guardians are advised to keep watch and call their children and wards to order from possessions of unauthorised fire arms and any other dangerous weapons during campaigns. Party supporters and loyalists should know that going around with fire arms during campaigns is a criminal offence and the Command is fully prepared to deal with any person or group of persons arrested in accordance with the law.

Parties still moving around campaigning without applying for security are doing so at their own peril.

Finally, any person arrested in connection with disruption of campaigns of any opposing political parties will equally face the wrath of the law, please.

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