From Mustapha Isah Kwaru, Maiduguri
The Borno state police command yesterday warned politicians against the use of foul languages which can cause unrest during the electioneering campaign for the 2015 general elections.
The state Police Commissioner, Clement Adoda gave the warning in Maiduguri during a meeting between police and representatives of political parties.
“Election is a process and not by accident and there are various activities before the elections and this necessitated this gathering. The essence of this meeting is to sensitize you on the dos and don’ts during this coming election,” CP Adoda said.
He warned that the police will prosecute any politician who violated the directive according to the law.
“There is need to cautioned ourselves particularly on the use of foul language during the general election campaign. Whoever violates this will be prosecuted according to the law.”
“We appeal to you to practice politics of brotherliness, election is every four years so it should not disintegrate us but unite us. Your ambition should not override that of the society,” the police commissioner told the politicians during the meeting.
He called on the politicians to educate their followers against the use of foul languages during electioneering campaign.
“Campaign should be based on issues and not on individual so the police will not fold it arms and allow unrest during the election. Already we are battling with the problem of insurgency so we cannot afford another problem which can divert our attention from the enemy,” he also said.
The commissioner added that the police is ready to provide adequate security during the elections.
The CP added that he had already called on the Inspector General of Police (IGP) for the deployment of more personnel who will assist the men on ground during the elections.