IGP right on governors promoting violence – Shehu Sani

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Senator for Kaduna Central in the 8th Senate, Senator Shehu Sani has backed the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba’s assertion that some state governors were promoting violence in their state.

The IGP said on Thursday that some state governors were promoting political violence ahead of the 2023 elections.

At a meeting with political parties and other stakeholders at the Force Headquarters in Abuja, the police chief said that the force has been receiving reports of some state governors “who encourage political thugs and sub-national security outfits under their control to disrupt seamless and statutorily guaranteed campaign activities of parties or candidates with whom they hold opposing political views.

“In so doing, they deploy their powers and influences to either prevent the mounting of campaign bill boards or pull them down, while also denying political opponents of spaces to undertake their campaigns or peaceful political congregations in contravention of the provisions of the Electoral Act 2022.”

The IGP assured that the police under his leadership has been putting measures in place to forestall all forms of political violence ahead of the 2023 general election.

Reacting in a tweet, Shehu Sani backed the police chief.

He said that some state governors were bent on installing a successor at all costs.

“The statement credited to the IG of police that some state Governors are promoting violence is not far from the truth.

“They must win or impose a successor at all cost,” Sani said.

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