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Re-Run Elections: Police Will Be Professional, Apolitical – IGP

A file photograph of the IGP, Mr Mohammed Adamu.

 

 

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has given an assurance that police personnel deployed for the re-run elections would perform their duties with out prejudice.

He gave the peace of mind in a press release on Friday by the Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, forward of the elections scheduled to carry on Saturday in 11 states.

“The Inspector-General of Police has reiterated that police personnel deployed for the elections will be professional and apolitical in the discharge of their responsibilities,” Mba stated.

He added, “He (the IGP), therefore, enjoins politicians and candidates standing in for the elections as well as the electorates, to ensure strict conformity to the rule of law.”

The train will happen in 28 Federal and State Constituencies – masking one senatorial district, 12 House of Representatives, and 15 State Houses of Assembly.

The states are Abia, Akwa Ibom, Bauchi, Benue, Cross River, Imo, Kaduna, Kano, Niger, Ogun, and Sokoto.

In view of this, the police boss ordered a complete safety association for all workplaces and amenities of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) within the affected states.

He additionally ordered the Commissioners of Police within the state to place in place satisfactory safety preparations in the direction of guaranteeing hitch-free elections and a degree enjoying floor for all of the candidates and events within the elections.

Adamu additionally warned police personnel deployed to abide strictly by the legal guidelines guiding the conduct of officers on election obligation.

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