Police assure of adequate security for Kogi, Bayelsa polls



THE Inspector-General (IG) of Police, Mr. Solomon Arase, has assured the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of the preparedness of the police to provide adequate security during the Kogi and Bayelsa governorship elections.

A statement issued by the Force Public Relations Officer, Acting ACP Olabisi Kolawole in Abuja yesterday said Arase gave the assurance during a courtesy visit on the Acting Chairperson of INEC, Mrs. Amina Zakari, in Abuja.

It said the visit was aimed at cementing the existing relationship between the police and the commission in ensuring actualisation of its mandate.

The statement further 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.

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