Ahead of State congress of the All Progressives Congress (APC), the Kogi State Police Command has warned politicians to desist from hiring thugs or getting involved in any activity that will cause violence and disorder during the congress for the ruling party in the state.
The state congress is scheduled to take place on Friday, 11th August 2017 in Lokoja.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Wilson Inalegwu handed the warning in a statement issued in Lokoja on Thursday.
The CP in a statement signed by the Command’s spokesman, William Aya on Thursday, assured the public that the congress will be hitch-free, adding that the Command has put in place measures to deal with anybody caught trying to cause public disorder within the state.
The statement reads in part; “The Nigeria Police Force, Kogi State Command wishes to notify the good people of the State that, there will be a temporary traffic diversion within Lokoja town particularly from Paparanda round about to Post Office junction.
“Consequently, all vehicles coming from Natako into the town can either pass through the Naval Headquarters to Post office junction or New layout through NTA round about till the end of the convention.
“The Commissioner of Police therefore urged the good people of the State to adhere to this advisory, while assuring them of the Command’s determination to ensure adequate security of lives and property in the State.
“He warned all political thugs to stay away from the convention venue stating the Command’s readiness to deal with any miscreants.”