… Urges Residents to Wait for INEC’s Officials Pronouncements
The Nigeria Police Force has read a riot act to peddlers of fake news and announcement of fake election results as the collation and announcement by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) continues in Abuja.
The police in a released byte Force Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi said it is against the law to spread fale news saying such might heat up the polity hence he urged all to wait for the official announcement of results by the electoral umpire.
The statement reads: “The 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 a 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 urges 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.”