The police force in Tanga Region has said it is well prepared to tackle any kind of disorder during the general elections tomorrow.
It has also called upon eligible voters to turn out in big numbers and exercise their constitutional right to vote for their leaders peacefully.
“We are prepared to ensure peaceful elections. We wouldn’t like to see any person violating the law tomorrow as we have already tightened security in the region,” Tanga Regional Police Commander Liberatus Sabas told this paper in an interview yesterday.
Sabas said the police would not hesitate to take legal actions against any person, who would violate the election laws. He said nobody would be allowed to put on his/her party dress or carry any poster having a candidate’s picture at any polling station.
He explained that it was very expensive to restore peace in the country, so Tanzanians should be careful and make sure that they maintained peace in the country.
“It is expensive to restore peace. Let us be careful and conduct our elections in a reasonable manner as we have been doing during the campaigns,” he said.
Sabas said he was not expecting to see any kind of chaos during and after the general election. He noted that people must be calm and wait for the results, while at home.
He called on political party supporters to accept the election results because in every game, there was a winner and a loser.
“To my experience, most of the turmoil begins when the results are announced. We should accept the results and forget our political differences. Let us unite and ensure peace for the development of our country,” he said.