Ahead of the 10th of October gubernatorial election in Ondo State, the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu has promised effective security coverage before, during and after the polls.
The IGP made this known in a statement issued on Monday by the Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, after a meeting with the Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room in Abuja.
The police chief vowed that the Force will consolidate on the gains recorded in the recently held Edo polls.
The statement read in part: “The Inspector-General of Police, M.A. Adamu has assured the nation, particularly the people of Ondo State, of the commitment of the Nigeria Police Force to replicate and advance the gains recorded by the Force and other security agencies during the Edo Gubernatorial Election as the Force prepares for the forthcoming 10th October 2020 Ondo Guber Election.”
IGP Adamu promised that the Force will continue to collaborate with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and other critical stakeholders in election management.
This, according to him, is to ensure free, fair, peaceful and credible elections, not only in the Ondo election but in subsequent elections in the country.
On their part, the Convener and Co-convener, Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room, Mr. Clement Nwankwo and Barrister Esther Uzoma respectively, called for sustainability and improvement on the Police culture in managing elections as was evident in Edo State..
They also used the occasion of the visit to congratulate the IGP on the recent reforms and achievements of the Force, especially the new Nigeria Police Act, 2020.