▪︎Urges Nigerians to wait for INEC’s official pronouncements
▪︎ As security forces beef up security nationwide
As the Nation awaits the official results of the Saturday’s Presidential and National Assembly polls, the Nigeria Police High Command on Sunday raised the alarm over the circulation of alleged fake elections results on the social media and other news platforms, which is contrary to the policy and guidelines of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
This was contained in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja by the Force Public Relations Officer FPRO CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi’
According to the statement, “the Police has perceived this trend as a calculated attempt to heat up the polity and possibly create post elections chaos.”
While regarding this as “a disservice, unpatriotic, and a disinformation” the Police warned those who were spreading these alleged fake election results to desist from such mischievous acts and wait patiently INEC’s official results, which would be authentic and tenable.
The statement urged Nigerians to remain calm, and go about their lawful engagements, while those “who are billed to go to the polls today are requested to be orderly and law-abiding as we have re-enforced our security strategies for the smooth conclusion of the 2023 General Elections”.
This came just as the security has again been beefed nationwide ahead of the official announcement by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
A top security operative told our reporter that the action followed the request made to the security forces by the chairman of the INEC, Prof. Manhood Yakubu over the spate of attacks on electoral officials, its facilities, mass stealing, and attack of BVAS machines in some areas
According to the source, “upon the request by the INEC Chairman and the reported cases of security breach and the need to prepare for the official announcement of the winners of the elections so as not to be caught napping, the heads of the security forces have to meet and resolved to beef security nationwide, the security architecture for the general elections has not been called off.
“Right now, the heads of security agencies are working round the clock to do needful to ensure absolute peace all through.”