As part of efforts at ensuring effective coordination and full implementation of security arrangements towards a peaceful election in October 10, 2020, Ondo State gubernatorial election, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, has deployed a Deputy Inspector General of Police, DIG Adeleye Olusola Oyebade, in charge of the Force’ Research and Planning to administer the general security arrangement for the election in the State. Also deployed to assist the DIG are, Karma Hosea Hassan, Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Federal Operations (FEDOPS), Department of Operations, Force Headquarters Abuja, and eleven Commissioners of Police.
A statement on Friday by the police spokesman, Frank Mba, said “the Coordinating DIG, Ondo Gubernatorial Elections, has been charged by the IGP to bring his wealth of experience to bear by ensuring the due enforcement of all electoral laws throughout the period of the election. CP Garba Baba Umar will be in charge of Monitoring/Evaluation and will be assisted by CP Habu Sani. Other Senior Police Officers deployed to handle other layers of security in the State are: CP Abiodun Alabi, CP Bishi Omololu, CP Ashafa Kunle, CP Akeera M. Yonous, CP Buba Sanusi, CP Audu Madaki, CP Evelyn Peterside, CP Sadiku Gbenga, and CP Abutu Yaro.”
The IGP warned that no security aides will be allowed to accompany VIPs or political appointees on the election day warning that severe punishments will be meted out to anyone who violates the order.
“ Officers and men of the Force as well as personnel of other security agencies deployed for the election have also been charged by the IGP to conduct themselves professionally and work in line with best practices as highlighted in the Code of Conduct and Rules of Engagement for Elections. He also enjoins members of the public, especially politicians and their supporters to cooperate with the Police and other security agencies in the national assignment of guaranteeing a hitch-free gubernatorial poll”, the statement added.
DIG Oyebade was also recently deployed to coordinate the security arrangements for the Edo state governorship election adjudged to be one of the freest elections held in the country in recent times.Add to favorites