By Danmaryam Zayamu
The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has ordered a comprehensive security arrangement for all Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) offices and facilities in the 11 State where rerun election will be held across the country on Saturday, January 25.
In a statement signed by the Force Spokesman, Frank Mba, the IGP assured 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.
“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 stressed.