As the country prepares for the 2019 general elections, the newly posted Commissioner of Police to Kwara State, Bashir Makama, has cautioned politicians in the state against vote buying, hate speech, use of political thugs, and electoral violence.
Makama, who stated this while meeting with journalists at the State Police Command for his maiden news briefing, expressed readiness to curb crime.
The Police chief, who had served in various capacities before his posting to Kwara State, said he is in the state to curb crime and ensure the security of lives and property.
He also sought the collaboration of the media to guard against vote buying, hate speech, illegal gatherings, and electoral violence.
Makama advised politicians to obey the rules of the game and adhere to laws that guide political processes.