Ek­iti politi­cians heat­ing up polity –CP

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Doyin Ade­busuyi, Ado Ek­iti

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.

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