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Kwara CP warns against destruction of billboards, posters of political parties

The Kwara State Commissioner of Police, Paul Odama, has warned that anyone or group of people found in the act of destroying or defacing any political party’s poster or billboard in the State will be arrested and prosecuted.

Odama, in a statement by the Spokesman of the State police command, SP Okasanmi Ajayi, in Ilorin on Saturday, said “DPOs are warned to be prepared to face the consequences of dereliction of the directives.”

He has also directed Divisional Police Officers, DPOs, in the State to intensify patrols within their areas of responsibilities to ensure that no billboards or posters of any political party is defaced or destroyed.

The Commissioner of Police urged political gladiators in the state to warn their supporters against destruction and defacement of opposing political party’s posters.

He said, “destruction of banners and bill-boards, apart from being against the Electoral law, is also a crime against the freedom of expression as enshrined in the constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria, it is also morally unjustifiable.”

Odama, however, advised parents and guardians to warn their children and wards against becoming tools in the hands of some mischievous politicians who are hell bent on jeopardizing the the goal of a peaceful, free and credible elections the command has promised.

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