The Nigeria Police says it has observed the spreading and circulation of fake election results on social media and other news platforms, contrary to the policy and guidelines of the Independent National Electoral Commission .
The Force explains it perceives this trend, as a calculated attempt to heat up the polity and possibly create post-elections chaos, in an unpatriotic move against the nation.
In a statement signed by the Force Public Relations Officer , CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi , the Police warned those spreading fake election results to desist from the mischievous act and wait patiently for INEC’s official results, which are the authentic and tenable results.
The Police is also asking Nigerians to remain calm as they go about their lawful engagements, while those who are billed to go to the polls today , be orderly and law-abiding as security strategies are re-enforced for the smooth conclusion of the process.
DON’T HEAT UP THE POLITY, STOP CIRCULATING FAKE ELECTIONS RESULTS- FPRO
Wait for INEC’s Officials Pronouncements
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.
CSP OLUMUYIWA ADEJOBI, mnipr, mipra
FORCE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER
FORCE HEADQUARTERS ABUJA
26th February, 2023.