The Inspector General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, has urged the shareholders in the forthcoming governorship elections in Bayelsa, Imo, and Kogi States, to embrace peace.
Egbetokun in a statement issued by the Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Muyiwa Adejobi, advised the shareholders in the three states, to uphold the sanctity of the rule of law, and be law-abiding before, during and after the coming elections.
The Police PPRO also said in the statement, that the IGP has ordered the distribution of an additional 220 operational vehicles ahead of the elections.
According to him, the operational and logistics vehicles are meant to help the Police smooth electioneering processes in the three off-cycled states.k
“They include water canons, Armored Personnel Carriers, helmets, bulletproof vests, tear gas canisters etc, to the 3 affected states to intensify security arrangements for the elections.
“Earlier, the IGP had organised training for the police officers who are involved in the election security management for the forthcoming elections and sought the approval of the Federal Government for the payment of their allowances and other necessary support to boost the morale of the officers during the operations.
“The IGP therefore urges all stakeholders in the 3 states to embrace peace, uphold the sanctity of the rule of law and be law-abiding in their endeavours before, during and after the elections.
“He said the Police and other security agencies have been placed on alert to avert any unruly acts capable of disrupting the elections in any of the states,” Adejobi said.