Friday, September 30, 2022

CP assures adequate security cover for political campaigns in Enugu

The commissioner said this during an interactive closed door meeting with leaders of political parties in the state.

• September 11, 2022
Ahmed Ammani
Enugu Police Commissioner Ahmed Ammani

The Commissioner of Police in Enugu State, Ahmed Ammani, has assured political parties that the command would provide hitch-free coverage for election campaigns in the state.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has officially signified in its timetable of commencement of election campaigns nationwide on September 28.

This assurance is contained in a statement issued on behalf of the commissioner by the police spokesman, Daniel Ndukwe, on Sunday in Enugu.

The commissioner said this during an interactive closed door meeting with leaders of political parties in the state at the command Headquarters in Enugu.

He sought for the cooperation and support of the political parties, as the command worked vigorously to ensure political activities and the elections proper were carried out in a peaceful and secured atmosphere. 

“I am reassuring you (party leaders) of this Command’s commitment to provide security for your activities across the board during the forthcoming campaign period. 

“I, however, urge you to ensure that you give the police prior notice of your activities to aid appropriate police actions, to curtail untoward occurrences.

“I will also wish to remind you that politics is never a do-or-die affair.”

“Hence, your political parties and supporters should eschew all forms of political bitterness and rancour as well as desist from acts capable of breaching public peace,” Mr Ndukwe quoted the commissioner as saying. 

Responding, the party leaders lauded the commissioner’s foresight in convening the meeting and assured him of their commitment to adhere to extant laws on political parties’ activities before, during and after the general elections.

They, however, requested for a level playing ground to allow all the political parties to smoothly carry out their legitimate activities. 

The commissioner was joined in the meeting by his lieutenants.

The political parties represented included Accord Party (AP), Action Alliance (AA), Action Congress (AC), Action Democratic Party (ADP), African Alliance Congress (AAC) and African Democratic Congress (ADC).

Others were All Progressives Congress (APC) and All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), All Progressives Party (APP), Allied Peoples Movement (APM) and Boot Party (BP). 

The rest were Labour Party (LP), National Rescue Movement (NRM), New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP), People’s Redemption Party (PRP), Social Democratic Party (SDP) and Young Progressive Party (YPP). 

(NAN)

We have recently deactivated our website's comment provider in favour of other channels of distribution and commentary. We encourage you to join the conversation on our stories via our Facebook, Twitter and other social media pages.

More from Peoples Gazette

Lagos

Sanwo-Olu bans MC Oluomo’s rival transport union RTEAN in Lagos 

He added that suspension became necessary to prevent further acts of violence within the state.

SP Benjamin Hundeyin

Hot news Home top

Police arrest 22 suspects over Lagos motor park violence

The crisis erupted over control of the new park created under the Bridge at Iyana-Oba, Ojo area.

World

Iranian government arrests journalist, cracks down on protesters

Security forces used live ammunition, shotgun pellets and other metal projectiles, Amnesty said.

Health

Kanu Heart Foundation conducts free heart screening in Enugu

Kanu said that the foundation was using the day to create awareness on the prevention and treatment of heart-related problems.

Lagos

Civil Defence confiscates 21,600 litres of stolen petrol in Badagry

“The products were kept in barges…with the motive to reload them all into a boat and proceed on their journey to the Republic of Benin.”

NCPC

Faith

Pilgrimage absconder arrested upon return to Nigeria

Mr Ezekiel was among the six pilgrims who absconded in Israel during the 2019 Easter Pilgrimage.