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Stop Circulating Fake Elections Results, Police Warns

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Isiyaku Ahmed

The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has warned Politicians, political parties, and their supporters across the country not to overheat the polity with fake results of the Presidential and National Assembly elections held on Saturday.

The Nigeria Police Force Spokesperson, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi in a statement on Sunday said: “Nigeria Police has observed the spreading or circulation of alleged/fake elections results on social media and other news platforms, which is contrary to the policy and guidelines of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).”

“The Police has perceived this trend as a calculated attempt to heat up the polity and possibly create post elections chaos.”

“We regard this as a disservice, unpatriotic, and disinformation. The Nigeria Police hereby warns those who are spreading these alleged/fake election results to desist from such mischievous acts and wait patiently for INEC’s official results, which are authentic and tenable.”

The NPF urged Nigerians to remain calm, and go about their lawful engagements, while those who are billed to go to the polls today are requested to be orderly and law-abiding as “we have re-enforced our security strategies for the smooth conclusion of the 2023 General Elections.”

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