By Ene Asuquo
Ahead of 2023 general elections in the country, the AIG Zone 6 Command, Toworu Jonathan has promised Police neutrality in Cross River State during the election, and has also cautioned leadership of political parties and their supporters to conduct themselves peacefully during the exercise.
The AIG gave the police assurance during his meeting with Leaders and representatives of political parties in Cross River State at the State Police Headquarters in Calabar yesterday.
In the meeting also were three other police commissioners deployed to cover elections in the state with each of them taking charge of a senatorial District. With Aliyu Garba as the Commissioner of Police in-charge of elections in the state
The AIG promised that the police would maintain neutrality and discharge their duties professionally throughout the period of the elections. He therefore called for the full cooperation of the people while appealing to the leaders of political parties to talk to their supporters to avoid anything that would bring violence
He noted that calabar is a peaceful place that is not known for violence, he stressed that with the BVAS machines in this election, there should be no violence because the era of snatching ballots papers and boxes that use to bring violence are over
AIG Jonathan warned that any individual or group who makes any attempt to disrupt the election in the state will know that the police are on ground and would not fell to deal with sure a person accordingly