The Police command in Osun on Tuesday warned politicians against engaging in acts capable of undermining peace in the Aug. 9 governorship election in the state.
Mr Ibrahim Maishanu, Osun Commissioner of Police, gave the warning while responding to questions from journalists on the just concluded Continuous Voters’ Registration (CVR) and other security matters in Osogbo.
Maishanu said that if politicians could play the game by the rules, there would be no problem.
“But some of them will want to cut corners to achieve their own plans
“Some politicians know the right thing to do but they do the wrong thing and start putting the blame on other people”, he said.
The commissioner urged politicians to always report whatever complaints they had to the police.
“Osun people are enlightened and I believe they know the right thing to do.
“We will also do our best as far as security is concerned and ensure a level playground for all stakeholders in the political terrain”, he said.
On why thugs invaded some polling units during the last registration exercise in Ile-Ife despite the presence of the police, Maishanu said the occurrence was negligible.
“About 90 per cent of the areas where registration took place were problem-free and one would not expect 100 per cent hitch-free situation”, he said.