Ekiti politicians heating up polity –CP
Ekiti State Commissioner of Police, Felix Uyanna, has accused key political actors in the state of not complying with INEC guidelines on the forthcoming governorship election.
He was addressing leaders of political parties participating in the election at the police headquarters yesterday. Those at the meeting included candidates of the PDP Mr. Ayo Fayose, Labour Party Mr. Michael Bamidele while the APC was represented by the party secretary, Mr. Biodun Ogunleye.
The commissioner, who attributed the low turnout at the meeting to political campaigns, warned that the police would no longer fold their hands and allow politicians heat up the polity.
“Political actors have not shown enough commitment to abide by the Electoral Act 2010, as amended and rules of INEC in the conduct of political campaigns/rallies,” he said.
The commissioner said the command recorded 12 politically-related criminal cases out of which eight have been charged to court while others are at various stages of investigation.
“It should be noted by all that the command will utilise all legal means to ensure that persons involved in these cases do not escape justice. Already, the command has obtained warrants of arrest from courts for some suspects who are on the run,” he said.