7th November, 2022
By Isaiah Eka
The Akwa Ibom Police Command has warned political saboteurs to desist from defacing and destroying billboards and posters of opponents.
SP Odiko Macdon, the command’s spokesman issued the warning in a statement in Uyo.
Macdon quoted the police commissioner, Mr Olatoye Durosinmi, saying that he was unhappy with the attitude of some political stakeholders.
According to him, they engage in campaigns of calumny and destruction of opponents; billboards and posters.
“The police commissioner is dismayed and miffed at the attitude of some political stakeholders, especially as it pertains to the 2023 general election campaigns.
“Some unscrupulous persons have left the acceptable norms of politics and are now involved in campaigns of calumny, destruction and defacing of opponents; billboards and posters.
“This is not a true reflection of democratic tenets,” Macdon stated.
CP Durosinmi has set up a special monitoring team to ensure that perpetrators of this act are brought to book.
He assured that all political parties and stakeholders must have a level playing field during the 2023 political campaigns.
“For the avoidance of doubt, the commissioner of police has set up a special monitoring team saddled with the responsibilities of identifying, arresting and prosecuting those behind these undemocratic acts.
“He assures all political parties and stakeholders of a level playing ground and has warned those involved in acts of political sabotage to desist forthwith,” Macdon added.