The Governorship Election Tribunal for Plateau convened Friday to deliver its judgment. A correspondent from the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) conducted a thorough investigation across Jos, revealing a significant presence of security personnel strategically placed throughout the city.
According to NAN’s findings, key locations in Jos have been fortified with security personnel to maintain order and security during this pivotal moment in Plateau’s political history. Notably, armed security forces were observed securing the premises of the State High Courts, the venue where the judgment is to be pronounced.
In response to inquiries, DSP Alfred Alabo, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the state, emphasized that the extensive deployment of security personnel is a precautionary measure aimed at safeguarding the lives and property of residents. As anticipation mounts for the tribunal’s verdict, the authorities are leaving no stone unturned in ensuring a peaceful and secure environment, ”this is to ensure that the existing peace in the state is not tampered with in any way.
”We are not interested in politics, but to ensure that the peace we are currently enjoying in the state is sustained.
”So, this deployment is not to intimidate anyone, but to ensure nobody takes laws into their hands,” he said.
NAN has reported that the judgment pertains to a petition submitted by Nentawe Yiltwatda, the gubernatorial candidate representing the All Progressives Congress (APC).