Kwara State election: Do not overheat the community with campaigns, Addo warns

THE NEWSGHOST, NIGERIA – Ahead of the forthcoming chairmanship and councillorship election in Kwara, the Commissioner of Police of the state, Lawan Addo, has warned politicians in the state not to overheat the community with campaigns ahead of the election.

Addo, speaking with journalists yesterday, October 25, 2017, in Ilorin, the state capital, said that the state’s police command has put in place mechanisms to make sure that the forthcoming election throughout the state will be peaceful, report says.

He explained that the state was known for peace and therefore the police will not condone any act of hooliganism during election in the state.

Also, the ruling party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has launched its campaign ahead of the local government election in the state. At the flagging off of the campaign at the party secretariat in Ilorin, Governor of Kwara, Abdulfatah Ahmed, charged the party members to work harder to ensure that they win election in all the 16 local governments in the state.

The governor assured that the election is going to be free and fair. He advised all the party members to come out in mass to exercise their rights on the election day.

The state chairman of APC in Kwara, Alhaji Ishola Balogun-Fulani, also urged his party members not to engage in hate speech with opposition parties but to ensure they troop out to vote for the candidates of their own party.

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