The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Kayode Egbetokun, has warned all the stakeholders ahead of the upcoming governorship election in Bayelsa State, to stay away from violence.
Egbetokun sounded this warning while engaging the stakeholders including Police Officers and other security agencies in preparation for the forthcoming November 11 election in Bayelsa State.
The IGP in a statement issued by the Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Muyiwa Adejobi on Tuesday, met with the governor of Bayelsa State, Sen Douye Diri at the Governor’s Office in Yenegoa, where he promised the people of the state of a free, fair, secured, and credible election.
“He equally urged the governor as a candidate in the election to charge his supporters to embrace peace in the state.
“The IGP also met with the traditional rulers at the Bayelsa State Council of Traditional Rulers’ Secretariat in Yenagoa.
“He seized the opportunity to discuss many security-related issues with the traditional rulers and urged them to encourage Bayelsans to go out and exercise their franchise during the election, as the Police and other security agencies have placed adequate security for the smooth conduct of the election.
“The IGP later addressed Officers and Men of the Command at the State Headquarters, where he tasked them to discharge their duties without fear or favour and act within the ambit of the law during the Saturday election.
“The IGP warned them to be good ambassadors of the NPF always, even in the aftermath of the November 11 guber polls,” Adejobi said.