Asaba - The Delta Police Command, has warned politicians in the state to desist from any act of violence during the Saturday bye-election in the Delta North Senatorial district.
The Commissioner of police in the state, Mr Ikechukwu Aduba, gave the warning in Asaba on Thursday at a news conference.
Aduba said that the command would not hesitate to clamp down on any person found breaching the peace during the election.
The police commissioner said that the command had put adequate measures in place to ensure security of lives and property during the election.
He said that information had reached the command that some people were planning to disrupt the election, warning that anybody caught causing trouble during the poll would not be spared.
Aduba said that the police command was collaborating with other security agencies in the state to checkmate any plan to disrupt the election.
Aduba further warned policemen to steer clear from politicians and top government officials, adding that any policeman caught hovering around such people, would be severely punished.
“Politics is not a do-or-die affair, such that during election security men will be mounted on every polling station.
“Politicians in the state should be good ambassadors of the state by playing the game according to the rules; the entire world is watching,” he added. (NAN)