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Ondo election: IG deploys manpower

As part of efforts by the federal government to strengthen the electoral institutions and making sure that citizens vote counts, the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Mohammed Adamu, has deployed senior police officers in lieu of the upcoming Ondo State governorship election.

The Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), Mr. Frank Mba, who disclosed this in a statement on Friday in Abuja, added that the deployment was part of the commitment by the police to ensure effective coordination and full implementation of security arrangements toward a peaceful election in the state on Oct 10.

The I-G charged the senior officers to maintain a high level of professionalism and collaborate with other security agencies to ensure that the Code of Conduct and Rules of Engagement for Elections are carried out during the exercise.

Earlier, Mr. Adamu enjoined that no Security Aides would be allowed to accompany VIPs or political appointees on the Election Day, adding that severe punishments would be meted out on violators of the order. 

He further entreated the citizens, especially politicians and their supporters to assist the Police and other security agencies in the national assignment

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