Abuja – The Police Service Commission says it will sanction any officer who violates electoral laws during and after the Kogi governorship elections slated for Saturday.

This is contained in a statement issued by Mr Ikechukwu Ani, Head, Press and Public Relations of the commission on Friday in Abuja.

“The commission wishes to warn that it will not hesitate to commence disciplinary action against any police officer caught circumventing the rules before, during or after the elections,“it said.

The statement stated that the measure was in line with the mandate of the commission.

“This is in the exercise of the commission’s constitutional mandate of holding the Police accountable for its actions or inactions.

It said that a high-powered team from the commission was already on ground in Kogi to monitor the conduct of officers during the election.

“The commission wishes to advise all police officers on electoral duty in Kogi to observe the rules and regulations guiding their conduct and also work within the ambit of the rule of law.

“ The officers are advised to be fair but firm and ensure that all eligible voters are allowed to discharge their civic responsibilities without molestation.”

The statement added that the commission would continue to play its role in the advancement of the nation’s constitutional democracy and the enthronement of the will of the people during elections.


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