The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris has warned political thugs against disrupting the Ondo state governorship election.
Idris also assured Nigerians that his men will be on ground to forestall any attempt to cause violence during the polls.
According to Punch, Idris said the Ondo state governorship election will be free of any form of violence.
He said “It won’t be business as usual for politicians in Ondo State because the police will not tolerate any act that could lead to violence in the state. We shall resist all their plans to truncate the peace of the state before, during and after the poll.
“The police will not tolerate crisis in any part of the state. It is therefore important for the stakeholders in the election to cooperate with the police and play the game by the rules.”
The Deputy Commissioner of Police at the Force Headquarters, Sola Okediji, who spoke on behalf of the IG also said the Ondo election has the potential of being violent because of the situations surrounding it.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has also expressed its readiness to conduct the election on November 26, 2016.