Don’t heat up polity – Delta NSCDC Commandant Akinsanya warns politicians

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Ahead of the forthcoming 2023 general elections, the Delta State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, on Wednesday advised politicians not to heat up the polity in order not to breach the security apparatus in the state.

Delta State NSCDC Commandant, Akinsanya Iskilu Abiodun handed down the advice at a Peace Summit held in Asaba, the state’s capital.

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The NSCDC boss warned against money politics.

According to him, “It is only empty vessel politicians that present or offer money in place of merit, competence and professionalism.”

He noted that those who have something to offer in order to rescue the country do not offer money but offer ideas and solutions to the problems facing Nigeria.

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Akinsanya warned politicians that the command under his watch will not tolerate money politics nor vote buying which is inimical to the socio-political and economic well-being of the country.

On the issue of thuggery, with respect to the 2023 general elections, the NSCDC Commandant, said, that the Command, through its Peace and Conflict Resolution Unit in collaboration with the state government, NGOs, private bodies, the traditional institutions and religious bodies, has mapped out plans and programmes to sensitise the teeming youths on the dangers of thuggery or being used as thugs before, during and after the elections.

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Akinsanya said that 2023 to all lovers of Nigeria should be an opportunity to vote for true leaders and not for politicians.

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He opined that when true leaders rule, the people will rejoice, the Nation’s security challenges will be resolved and the country will bounce back again.

He stressed the need for all eligible voters to rush down to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office to register, revalidate and perfect every necessary step of having a valid Permanent Voter’s Card in order not to be disenfranchised in the forthcoming general election and to vote in the new set of leaders that will transform Nigeria.

“It is in the resolve of the NSCDC to protect life and properties in addition to assist in maintaining peace and order as enshrined in Section 3, sub-section 1a of the NSCDC Act of 2007 as amended,” he added.

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