Friday, 24 January 2020

Re-run Elections: IG orders security beef up in Abi and other affected areas





The Inspector-General of the Nigerian Police Force, Mohammed Adamu has called on all politicians in Cross River State and all other affected 28 Federal and state Constituencies who are standing rerun elections to be law biding as well as conform to the rule of law. 


The IG who has ordered a comprehensive security arrangement for all INEC offices and facilities in the affected eleven (11) States across the country also called on the Police Commissioners in those states 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. 

This was contained in a press statement issued by the IGP yesterday and it reads thus: 



RE-RUN ELECTIONS IN 28 FEDERAL AND STATE CONSTITUENCIES: IGP ASSURES CITIZENS OF LEVEL PLAYING GROUND

...Orders CPs in the affected States to beef-up security.



In view of the forthcoming Re-run Elections in 28 Federal and State Constituencies - covering One (1) Senatorial District, Twelve (12) House of Representatives and Fifteen (15) State Assemblies - on Saturday, 25th January, 2020, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, NPM, mni has ordered a comprehensive security arrangement for all INEC offices and facilities in the affected eleven (11) States across the country.

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.

Meanwhile, 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.

He therefore enjoins politicians and candidates standing in for the elections as well as the electorates, to ensure strict conformity to the rule of law.






See video where Ayade campaigned for Alex Egbona in the rerun elections in Ekureku 1 and 2 

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