Borno Police Chief Promises Free And Fair Elections

Musdapha Ilo, Maiduguri
The Commissioner of Police, Borno State, Clement Adoda, has said that the force will do its part to ensure smooth and credible elections in 2015 as an unbiased umpire, but urged politicians to play by the electoral rules.
Adoda who said this while addressing representatives of political parties at the Borno State Police Command on Thursday warned that anything to the contrary would jeopardize security in the already troubled state.
“Police in Borno are committed to ensure 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 are not just going to be there during election but equally during campaign so that it does not generate into violence,” he stated. 
Adoda advised politicians not to view election as a do or die affair but as a game where there has to be a winner and a loser and be prepared to accept the election results as the wish of the people.
The commissioner said the force would hold series of meetings with political parties in order to sensitize stakeholders for the forthcoming elections.

Reacting, the administrative secretary of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Mohammed Mustapha, who represented his party at the meeting, told journalists that the party promotes peaceful coexistence and would continue to remain law abiding.
He added that the police could not have chosen a better time than now to sensitize politicians on the need for peace, stressing that all politicians in Borno State should know that there is no sacrifice too little for peace.

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