Monitors from the Police Service Commission (PSC) are currently in Edo State to monitor the performance of officers of the Nigeria Police Force during the gubernatorial election.
The PSC monitors will cover the three Senatorial Zones of the State.
In a statement by its spokesman, Ikechukwu Ani, the Commission expressed confidence that if the Police gets it right and ensures Edo electorates enjoy unhindered and peaceful exercise of their voting rights in an atmosphere that is free of intimidation, fear and terror, the election will be a huge success.
The statement quoted the Commissioner in the PSC, representing the South South zone, Austin Braimoh, as saying that the monitors are in Edo to ensure that the Police officers play by the rules.
According to Mr. Braimoh, the PSC is constitutionally empowered to discipline and exercise disciplinary control over all Police Officers except the Inspector-General.
He noted that the PSC Monitors are in Edo State with a check list on how the Police Officers on election duty should conduct itself, stressing that: “We are going to checkmate their conduct and ensure they operate within established rules.
“We are here with the carrot and the stick and we will ensure the Police gets it right ahead of 2023.”