Governor Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom State has called on Nigerian security agencies to look out for people or politicians planning to truncate the country’s democracy by threatening to form a parallel government if they lose the forthcoming general elections.
Akpabio, when the Inspector General of Police, Mr Suleiman Abba, paid him a courtesy visit at Governor’s Office, Uyo, urged security agents to place such politicians under surveillance to stop them from carrying out their threat.
He lamented that most achievements of President Goodluck Jonathan were subsumed in false propaganda by the opposition and hoped future general elections would be anchored on tangible achievements by different political parties.
The governor, who congratulated the IG on his recent appointment, said his track record has been impressive, thanking President Jonathan for the appointment and stressed that leadership comes from God and that his appointment had been designed by God.
Akpabio said the IG’s visit has shown his determination to ensure credible and peaceful elections, where no lives in the state would be lost, adding that the state was always peaceful and an unattractive destination for criminals because of the joint corroboration among security chiefs in the state.
Abba hinted that he visited the state to discuss with zonal officers from Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Rivers and Ebonyi states to see the efforts they had made to change the attitude of all police officers in applying the ethical and valued policies of the force.
He explained that his visit was to see the efforts being made to change policing strategy, intelligence policing to ensure democratic laid down policing, adding that he would seize the opportunity to discuss and interact with leaderships of political parties in the area. He enjoined the police as stakeholders to ensure credible and peaceful elections next month.