Police strengthen deployment ahead court judgement on Peter Obi, Atiku petitions

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The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) said they have strengthened deployment across the nation ahead of the judgment of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal on Wednesday.

The tribunal will rule on petitions made against the electoral victory of President Bola Tinubu by the Labour Party (LP) and its presidential candidate in the February 25 election, Peter Obi; and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, among others.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) insists that Tinubu won the election and that claims made by the petitioners were not concrete enough to change the outcome of the election.


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At a press conference on Tuesday, Force spokesman Olumuyiwa Adejobi said that ahead of the court’s ruling “the police have strengthened deployment across the length and breadth of Nigeria.”

He added, “The Nigeria Police Force further cautions all individuals including mischief makers and political gladiators to be cautious in their actions and statements as the Force will not condone activities capable of inciting violence or causing a descent into anarchy.”

Adejobi also warned against cyber-stalking, cyber-bullying, misinformation and false news, noting that the police would not tolerate any.