Parties Adopt Extra-Security Measures

Some political parties have adopted special security measures in a move to better protect their officials and supporters as the campaigns intensify ahead of the elections.

While the Labour Party and the New Nigeria Peoples Party disclosed that they have taken extra-security measures as they cannot rely on police protection alone, the Peoples Democratic Party said it was the responsibility of the All Progressives Congress regime to protect Nigerians.

This is happening against the backdrop of attacks on party members on campaigns by suspected thugs in Borno, Zamfara, Kaduna and other states.

The PDP had its rally disrupted in Kaduna last year while spokesman of the campaign council, Senator Dino Melaye, claimed that over 100 vehicles were vandalized in Borno state when the party went on a campaign tour of the North-East.

Both the PDP and the ruling APC also claimed that their campaign convoys were attacked last year in Lagos by men suspected to be hired thugs.

However, findings indicate that no fewer than 30 politicians have been killed between 2020 and 2022 across the country.

Also, 31 other politicians were also kidnapped during the review period.

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