The Police Service Commission (PSC) has revealed that it has deployed a high- powered team to the three senatorial zones of Ondo State to monitor the conduct of policemen on electoral duties during the governorship election scheduled to hold on Saturday, the 10th of October, in the state.
The commission’s spokesman, Mr Ikechukwu Ani in a statement issued on Thursday titled.’Ondo governorship election: PSC sends monitors to ensure police accountability, sets up situation room in Abuja.’
According to him, the PSC’s team left Abuja with the commission’s guidelines for policemen on election duties and a checklist to measure the level of compliance of police operatives.
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He disclosed that dedicated telephone lines have been opened for citizens of Ondo within or outside the state and other Nigerians interested in the election to send complaints of police misconduct or exemplary behaviour.
The numbers, according to him, are Ondo Central, 08060946930; Ondo North 08084385726; and Ondo South; 08065265651, while the public can also reach the situation room in Abuja on 08090976725; 08050517678 and 07034072677.
The statement noted that the PSC will also participate in the Civil Society Situation Room in Akure and the security control room also in the state capital.
“The commission wishes to advise all policemen on electoral duty in Ondo State to observe all protocols, rules and regulations guiding their operations,” it added.