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IGP Promises Adequate Security For Kogi, Bayelsa Elections

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The Inspector-General of Police, (IGP), Mr. Solomon Arase, has assured the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) that the Police is fully committed to ensuring that there is adequate security during the Kogi and Bayelsa states governorship elections.

Arase who gave the assurance on Wednesday during a courtesy visit to the Acting Chairperson of INEC, Mrs. Amina Zakari in Abuja stated that the visit was aimed at strengthening the existing relationship between the police and the commission in ensuring the actualization of its mandate.

A statement issued by the Force Public Relations Officer, Acting ACP Olabisi Kolawole in Abuja, said that the IGP had directed Police Commissioners nationwide to ensure adequate security at INEC offices and election tribunal sittings.

In her remark, Zakari reiterated the commission’s readiness to work with the police in ensuring successes at the upcoming elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states.

In another development, the IGP has given State Commissioners of Police a one-week ultimatum to report on their compliance to withdrawal of Policemen attached to unauthorised persons.

It also directed them to give a report on the compliance to the reduction of Police personnel to political office holders within same period.