By AjalaFunmilayo, Hamzat Rukayat, Alabi Grace, Damilola David and
The Directorate of Security Service (DSS), Kwara State Command, Iquo Arthor Worrey has warned politicians in the State ahead 2019 General Election to guide against thuggery or face the full wraths of the law.
The Command also told politicians to guide their utterances and not to involve themselves in hate speech.
The Director, DSS gave the warning at the weekend during a sensitization programme organised by the Kwara State Signage and Advertisement Agency (KWASSA) in Ilorin.
The Director who was represented at the event by one of the senior official of DSS, Mr. D.S. Olajide said that, ” the era of hooligans and thuggery is over in Kwara State. “The Command will no longer tolerate this in Kwara. Politicians should adhere strictly to the warning ”
He promised never to be biased in dealing with the political parties who default to such law, adding that the agency would provide a level playing ground for political parties.
The Director stated, “we have received report of political parties fighting over billboard and posters destruction. I want to warned that political parties must know the kinds of languages they would used on their posters and billboards in order not to cause problems ”
The General Manager, KWASSA, Hamed Olufadi informed the people that the agency would embark on clearance operation of illegal billboards and posters in the state.
He however described the illegal billboards and posters as public eyesore.
He advised politicians not to use abusive words on their posters and billboards. “Any billboards with abusive word would be removed by KWASSA.
The Kwara State Commandant, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), AdeyinkaFasiuAyinla urged the stakeholders to always follow the rules of engagement to avoid breakdown of laws and orders.
He also adviced the staff of the KWASSA to discharge their duty withoutfavour or bias mind with one political party and candidate or the other.
The Herald gathered that the meeting was attended by representatives of different political parties, political campaign organisations, security outfit and members of the media among others.