EDO/ ONDO ELECTIONS: IGP pledges police neutrality, professionalism


As the forthcoming Edo and Ondo States governorship elections draws near, the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu has given his assurance to Nigerians that the police would be neutral and professional while maintaining law and order.

Adamu, who spoke during a meeting with civil society organisations on hitch-free elections in Abuja on Monday, promised that the police would deploy all resources to ensure a level playing field for all parties involved in the elections.

Adamu said the Force was already conducting a threat analysis to which would be used to sustain the electoral processes in both states and prevent any breakdown of law and order.

He said, “The objective (of this meeting) is to share knowledge and compare knowledge, especially in regards to experiences with election security in Nigeria.

“We shall have discussions on key indicators of key election security threats, especially arming and movements of political thugs, use of inciting statements during political campaigns, the high likelihood of violence, the issue of misinformation and disinformation aimed at heating up the polity.”

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