WITH the forthcoming local government elections around the corner, the Delta State Police Command has assured that the election shall be violence free. It therefore, warned mischief makers to keep off the state or face the full wrath of the law.
To give residents and electorate double assurance, the command informed that it has deployed an intimidating 8, 292 officers and men on surveillance as well as monitor the polls with a view to ensuring that the exercise went hitch-free A statement signed by the PRO Delta State Command DSP Bright Adafe and made available to CrimeWorld magazine online quoted the Commissioner of police CP Muhammed Ari Ali as enjoining the good people of the state to be law abiding by allowing a level playing field for the eligible contestants and voters.
The statement reads: “Following the forthcoming Local Government Election to be held in the state on the 6/3/2021 in the 25 Local Government Council Area, the CP Ari Muhammed Ali, FCIA, Psc+ assures all residents that the Delta State Police Command is committed to ensuring the security of everyone in the state by deployment of its officers to all the polling units and also some speculated hot spots to maintain peace and calm all through the electioneering process.
Meanwhile, the CP remains resolute to ensuring the sanctity of the electoral process and as such assures the public that all electoral materials and officials engaged in this election are secured.
To this end, a total of 8, 292 officers and men have been deployed to the 25 local council areas to maintain peace and calm all through the electioneering process.”
Continuing, the statement added, “This is an appeal from the Commissioner of Police to front runners in this Local Government election to please caution all their supporters and foot soldiers to restrain themselves from causing chaos as such will not be tolerated.
He also warned that no Police aid or security agent will be allowed to escort their principals or any important personality (VIPs) to polling unit or on any movement while the elections last, noting that any security aid violating this directive will be made to face the full wrath of the law.
Meanwhile, the CP has reiterated that Police personnel deployed for the elections will be professional in carrying out their designated duties as assigned; while wishing all a safe voting exercise.”