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Buhari warns Police against political participation

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday in Owerri, Imo State, charged the Nigeria Police Force to perfect operational plans that will guarantee credible outcome of 2023 general elections while remaining apolitical, firm, and loyal to democratic values.

Declaring open the three-day conference and retreat for senior police officers, the President directed the Police to review the current and evolving internal security threats as they might impact on peaceful and successful elections.

The President in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu,  said:  ‘’As I have often observed, elections are local, and it is only when the votes truly count that the faith of the citizens in the democratic process can be demonstrated and government legitimacy assured.”

He said the best be guaranteed through a well policed election and security operations that are impartial, firm and professional.

Buhari on this day and occasion charged the Nigeria Police Force to deliver to the nation during the 2023 general elections.