BY Dayo Johnson
Akure—AHEAD of the April 5 Ilaje/Ese-Odo Federal constituency bye election, Police in Ondo State yesterday read a riot act to the seven political parties participating in the poll.
State Commissioner of Police, Isaac Eke, at a meeting with political party leaders in Akure, said security details attached to politicians/ VIPs would not be allowed to accompany their principals to the polling units on election days.
Eke said: “There would not be any sacred cow that day as no security detail will be allowed to follow any politician,” warning that violence and intimidation would not be tolerated.
The use of thugs and masquerade for campaigns by any political party according to him would not be allowed.
Eke asked political parties to submit to the police details of their public rallies or meetings in any particular area to enable the police provide adequate security.