Lagos Bureau Chief
LAGOS, (CAJ News) – THE Inspector General of Police (IGP), Solomon Arase, has assured the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of the force’s preparedness for the forthcoming elections.
The governorship polls are set for Bayelsa and Kogi States before the end of the year.
Arase’s assurance came during a visit to the headquarters of the INEC in Abuja, where Arase met the INEC Acting Chairperson, Amina Bala Zakari.
Acting Force Public Relations Officer, Olabiso Kolawole, said the visit is aimed at cementing the existing relationship between police and INEC in ensuring the actualization of INEC’s mandate.
“The IGP stated that Police Commissioners nationwide have been directed to ensure adequate security at INEC offices and also at election tribunal sittings,” said Kolawale.
Zakari used the occasion to intimate the visiting IGP of INEC readiness to work with the NPF in ensuring successes on the forth coming elections in the two states.
Meanwhile, in another development, the IGP has given State Commissioners of Police a one-week ultimatum to report on their compliance to earlier
directives on withdrawal of police officers attached to unauthorized persons across the country, and reduction of police personnel to political office holders.
– CAJ News