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Military, Police Warn Trouble Makers As Presidential Election Petition Court Delivers Judgement

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The armed and police forces have warned trouble makers to stay clear as the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal delivers judgement on the 2023 Presidential election tomorrow, September 6.

The two forces stressed that they are committed to preventing any unlawful activities by potential troublemakers.

Director of Defence Information, Brigadier General Tukur Gusau, in a statement, warned those contemplating violent actions tomorrow to abandon such plans.

He said that only accredited individuals, including counsel and representatives of political parties, will be granted access to the courtroom, with the public encouraged to watch proceedings on television for a smooth and secure process.

Gusau emphasised that the Guards Brigade, Army Headquarters Garrison, and other security agencies were prepared to maintain peace and security, warning against any attempts to disrupt the proceedings. The police authorities have also heightened security measures across several states in anticipation of potential protests or demonstrations.

“We will continue to do our work, and if anybody wants to perpetrate any mayhem, we cannot fold our arms and be looking at them. We have to do our job.

‘’On the judgement day, we will maintain our normal vigilance with other security agencies. We can’t be doing our work and see somebody trying to unleash mayhem, and we keep quiet. So, why are we outside (on patrol).”

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This was even as the Gombe State Police Command issued a stern warning to potential troublemakers, urging them to avoid the state.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Mahid Abubakar, said that the command’s preparedness to address any unforeseen events, emphasising that proactive measures have been put in place to safeguard lives and property.

“Any individual or group of persons planning to cause trouble should steer clear from the state; otherwise,  they will be arrested and face the full wrath of the law.

“The command is aware of the development and that the Commissioner of Police, Oqua Etim, has directed adequate security measures be put in place to avert any unforeseen circumstances before, during, and after the judgement.’’

The Presidential Election Petition Court had announced that the judgment would be delivered tomorrow, Wednesday on the petitions challenging the victory of Bola Tinubu in the 2023 presidential election, as declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). It also promised to televise the proceedings live.

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