WE HAVE MADE ADEQUATE PREPARATION FOR EKITI GUBER ELECTION – IGP ALKALI

WE HAVE MADE ADEQUATE PREPARATION FOR EKITI GUBER ELECTION – IGP ALKALI

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WE HAVE MADE ADEQUATE PREPARATION FOR EKITI GUBER ELECTION
– IGP ALKALI


By People’s Voice Nigeria

 


 

IGP Usman Alkali Baba addressing Officers and Men of the Nigeria Police at the Ekiti Command Headquarters.

 

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba has today addressed officers and men of the Ekiti State Police Command at the Command Headquarters, Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State, ahead of the June 18 Gubernatorial Election.

 

In a brief statement released to the National Association of Online Security News Publishers, NAOSNP by the Force Spokesperson, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi stated that, “The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, psc(+), NPM, fdc, addresses officers and men of the Ekiti State Police Command, today June 14, 2022, at the Command Headquarters, Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State, ahead of the June 18 Gubernatorial Election.”

 

According to the statement, “The IGP is equally scheduled to engage with critical stakeholders in Ekiti State later today, as part of measures by the Nigeria Police Force to ensure public peace and safety of lives and property during the forthcoming Gubernatorial Election.”

 

It will be recalled that the Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of the Force Criminal Investigation Department (FCID) who is the supervisory DIG for the South-West Geo-Political Zone, DIG Johnson Babatunde Kokumo, was deployed to Ekiti State as the Coordinator of the security component for the Election on 12th June. He will be responsible for overseeing the implementation of the Operation Order evolved from the Election Security Threat Assessment, to ensure a peaceful and conducive environment devoid of violence and to guarantee law abiding citizens of secured freely perform their civic responsibilities without molestation or intimidation.

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DIG Kokumo will be assisted by four (4) Assistant Inspectors-General of Police (AIGs), three (3) Commissioners of Police (CPs), five (5) Deputy Commissioners of Police (DCPs) and eighteen (18) Assistant Commissioners of Police (ACPs).

 

The Senior Officers are to coordinate human and other operational deployments in the three (3) Senatorial Districts, sixteen (16) Local Government Areas and the 2445 polling units in Ekiti State.

 

The IGP therefore admonishes the good people of Ekiti State to be law-abiding and comply with the restriction of movement order which will be announced by the Commissioner of Police as and when due.

 

The IGP equally calls on the Good people of Ekiti State to come out en masse and exercise their franchise as adequate security has been emplaced by the Police and other security agencies to protect them before, during and after the election.

 

The IGP reassures the nation and the international community that the Force is adequately prepared for the Gubernatorial Election in Ekiti State which is scheduled to hold on June 18, 2022.

 

He reiterates that the Force will do everything within its powers to work with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and all stakeholders to protect democratic values, provide level playing field for all political actors, ensure adequate protection of voters, INEC officials, equipment, accredited observers, both domestic and international, and other key players in Ekiti State.

 

 

L-R: Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Professor Mahmood Yakubu with the Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba

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