The Chereponi District Police command has foiled a planned protest against the purported District Chief Executive nominee, Zuweira Mada Nashiru.
The police in a statement said the demonstration was going to be embarked upon by some members of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) who were aggrieved that their favourite candidate, S. K. Orlando, was not recommended for nomination.
“The Chereponi District Police Command upon receipt of the information quickly invited the Chereponi constituency chairman, Aliu Sulemana and some of the youth leaders and after discussing, the chairman and the youth leaders realized the need to keep the peace and abide by the advice of the police not to proceed with the demonstration. They also promised to go by the Public Order Act and notify the police accordingly, should they intend to organize the demonstration.”
The police also engaged S. K Orlando who was urged to calm his supporters down.
The district remains calm, however, the police say they are monitoring the situation.
Two patrol teams have currently been deployed to maintain peace in the area, including a standby security team put in place.