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Borno Police Cautions Political Parties Against The Use Of Abusive Language

By Ibrahim-Gwamna Mshelizza
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The Borno state commissioner of police, Mr . Clement Adoda has cautioned all political parties and politicians against the use of abusive language in their electioneering campaign ahead of 2015 general elections.

The commissioner of police who gave the warning in a meeting with leaders of political parties at the Conference Hall of Borno state Police Headquarters Maiduguri said their electioneering campaign should be issue based rather than attacking personalities.

He said “the IGP directed us to tell you that you should play the game according to the rule and not to engage in the use of abusive language during your campaigns, as any party, or politician found using foul language will be penalized”.

“Nigeria is still nursing its nascent democracy and as the democracy is getting matured, politicians and political parties are also expected to behave maturely”, the police boss stated.

He said Borno state is already bedeviled with Boko Haram insurgency and that politicians should not compound the problem with political violence and thuggery.

Adoda cautioned political parties to warn their youths and members against thuggery and the use of foul languages, adding that police will not fold its arms watch politicians violating the law.

He stated that any party or candidate who lost in election should accept it in good faith and try again in next

elections, and assured them of adequate security and provision of level playing ground to all political parties.

Responding on behalf of the political parties, the chairman of Inter Party Advisory Council in Borno, who is also the state chairman of Progressive Peoples Alliance (PPA), Comrade Babagana K Musa assured the CP that they will play the game according to the its rules.