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2023 Elections: Don't Use Social Media To Breach Peace - Nigerian Police

2023 Elections: Don't Use Social Media To Breach Peace - Nig

Nigerian Police force

As the country prepares for the House of Assembly election, the Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone 11 Command, Osogbo, Kayode Akande, has cautioned political candidates and political parties against using social media to spread inciting statements that could cause breach of peace.

Akande made this known on Friday while decorating the Public Relations Officer of the Zone, Benjamin Ayeni and OC of X-Squad, Olusola Oyelumade both Superintendent of Police with their new rank of Chief Superintendents of Police.

The AIG in a statement by Ayeni also commended people of Oyo and Osun States, for conducting themselves in an orderly and peaceful manner during the February 25, 2023 Presidential and National Assembly Elections.

“Like a football game, we are at the end of the first half, the second half is coming, let us do it well again.

“While appreciating the uncommon confidence and support of the electorates, who came out in their numbers to exercise their franchise, we extend the goodwill to the media, police and other security agencies, which undoubtedly made the task of effectively policing the elections possible.

“I caution all and sundry, especially political parties, their candidates and supporters, to desist from making and/or using the social media to spread falsehood and inciting statements, which criminal elements could capitalise on to perpetrate acts capable of breaching public peace and order in the state."

The Zone 11 Command of the Nigerian Police covers both Oyo and Osun States and it is headquartered in Osogbo, the Osun State capital.

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