Politicians and non-state actors have been warned by the Police Command in Ebonyi to refrain from acting in a way that is disrespectful to the laws and electoral processes.
Additionally, the command advised them to abstain from all electoral activities during the upcoming governorship and house of assembly elections in the State.
The command issued the warning in a statement to news media on Wednesday in Abakaliki through its spokesperson, SP Onome Onovwakpoyeya.
Onovwakpoyeya further stated that any organisations or groups, under whatever name, found to be disobeying the warning would be punished in accordance with the laws currently in effect.
“Ahead of 2023 Gubernatorial and State House of Assembly Elections, the Nigeria Police Force is using this medium to warn all non-state actors, Gubernatorial and State House of assembly candidates, organisations not constitutionally empowered to participate in election duty to steer clear of all courses of the electoral processes.
“You are to go to your various polling units to exercise your franchise without wearing unapproved uniforms,” Onovwakpoyeya said.
She listed the following numbers for contact in cases of distress during the poll: Control room number: 07064515001, Area Commanders numbers: Ohaozara Local Government Area 08033078671 and Onueke 08035518131.
Others are: Nkalagu 07032111690, Ohaukwu 08035969467, Abakaliki 08035460504, and Afikpo Area 08037238467. (NAN)