The Inspector-General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, has assured of the neutrality and non-interference of the Nigeria Police in the Saturday rerun supplementary elections in 28 Federal and State Constituencies in the country. The IG, therefore, ordered a comprehensive security arrangement for all INEC offices and facilities in the 11 States where the elections will be holding in the country.
The IG in a statement on Friday by DCP Frank Mba, Force Public Relations Officer, Force Headquarters, Abuja, directed Police Commissioners to ensure adequate security in the 28 Federal and State Constituencies where one Senatorial District, 12 House of Representatives and one State Assemblies supplementary polls are holding this Saturday.
“Consequently, Commissioners of Police in Abia, Akwa Ibom, Bauchi, Benue, Cross River, Imo, Kaduna, Kano, Niger, Ogun and Sokoto States, where the elections will be conducted, have been directed to put in place adequate security arrangements towards ensuring hitch-free elections and a level playing ground for all the candidates and parties in the elections. Similarly, personnel deployed have been strictly warned to abide by the laws guiding the conduct of officers on election duty,” the statement read.
The Inspector-General of Police reiterated that Police personnel deployed for the elections will be professional and apolitical in the discharge of their responsibilities. He, therefore, enjoined politicians and candidates standing in for the elections as well as the electorates, to ensure strict conformity to the rule of law.