The Ebonyi state Commissioner for Police, CP Aliyu Garba, Tuesday, said the Ebubeagu Security Network is not permitted to participate in electioneering processes.
This was as the CP noted that all political parties have equal right to campaign in local government areas and the state.
Mr. Garba stated this during a meeting with political stakeholders
at the Police Mess Abakaliki.
Quoting the Electoral Act 2022, the CP said: “Section 91 of the Electoral Act has expressly provided that only the security agencies shall have a role to play in the electioneering process as it relates to the conduct of political rallies and processions. The section state and I quote.
“The Commissioner of Police in each state of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, shall provide adequate security for the proper and peaceful conduct of political rallies and processions in their respective jurisdictions and, for this purpose, the Police may be supported by the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps and any other security agency of the federal government.”