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Politics of Wednesday, 6 September 2023


Atiku, Peter Obi vs Tinubu: Police issues strong warning ahead of Wednesday's judgement

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As Nigerians await the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal Judgment, the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has issued a statement urging the populace to desist from any act of violence that will put the country's security in jeopardy.

The spokesperson of the police force, Olumuyiwa Adejobi made this disclosure on Tuesday ahead of the much-anticipated ruling.

Adejobi added that police personnel have been deployed across the length and breadth of the country to maintain peace and calm.

The statement partly reads: “In its bid to fortify security architecture and forestall any breakdown of law and order across the country as a result of the forthcoming Presidential Election Petition Tribunal Judgment scheduled to be passed on Wednesday, September 6, 2023, the Nigeria Police Force has strengthened its deployment across the length and breadth of Nigeria.

“The NPF strongly cautions all individuals, including mischief makers and political gladiators, to be cautious in their actions and statements as the Force will not condone activities capable of inciting violence or causing a descent into anarchy.

“It is imperative for all citizens to embrace peace and maintain calm, regardless of their political affiliations, to ensure a peaceful and secure environment.”

Five Supreme Court judges will give their verdicts in the election petition case which was brought before the Tribunal by the PDP's Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi of the Labour Party.

The two runners-up of the February 25 presidential polls believe the election was marred by some irregularities.