Monday May 23, 2022 12:31 PM

2023: We won’t allow unauthorized political gathering-Police warn Bayelsa politicians

The Police Command in Bayelsa State has warned politicians in the state against political gathering that does not have authorized permit in the state.

The command also noted that the ban imposed on rallies, campaigns or protests in the state still subsists.

It will be recalled that there was a  report of nloody clash between rival supporters of PDP chieftains from the Yenagoa Local Government Area of the state on Thursday.

It was learnt that the clash led to the burning of cars and macheting of individuals and passersby.

Speaking on Friday, the police spokesperson, SP Asinim Butswat, warned politicians against unauthorized gathering, rallies and procession.

The statement read “The Bayelsa State Police Command wishes to re-echo an earlier warning concerning the unauthorized and unlawful gathering of persons or group of persons, without a duly approved Police permit”.

“This reminder has become imperative against the backdrop of an ugly development, where suspected political thugs clashed at Kpansia community on 20th January 2022, leading to burning of a car and injuries on some persons”.

“The command hereby wishes to state categorically, that it will not condone any act(s) of illegality by any person or group of persons in the guise of protest or campaign, as the ban on rallies, campaign and protest has not been lifted yet.

”The command is soliciting the co-operation and understanding of political party faithful and members of the public to comply with this order, as it is aimed at ensuring public safety in Bayelsa State”.

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