AIG In Charge Of Election In Rivers, Warns Vigilante Groups, Trouble Makers, To Steer Clear Of All Polling Unit
- February 23, 2023
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The Assistant Inspector General of Police, AIG Abutu Yaro in charge of election in Rivers State has assured residents of the state of adequate security before, during and after elections.
AIG Yaro in a press briefing on Thursday, February 23,2023 with four Commissioners of Police, deployed to the State, warned trouble makers and persons who will want to truncate the peace of the state to steer clear as the Police and other security agencies we not allow such situations to thrive.
AIG Yaro said the high powered delegation was mandated by IGP to undertake election security management for the election.
He said the Police is determined to ensure professionalism and rancour free election in Rivers State.
AIG Yaro stated that his expectations is that the ideas, pursuit of anybody should be in tandem with the law especially the electoral act and criminal code.
“There is no alternative to peace. We encourage all persons and all Police officers to be professional in discharge of their duties. We ensure election is rancour free and peaceful. He said we will keep you abreast as the election progress .
“The only legacy we can impact as individuals is legacy of peace. We owe a duty to God and to the state to preserve the legacy of peace.
“Persons with ulterior motive whose ideas is different from normal, we are not going to fold our arms and allow that situation to exist.
“We must ensure the environment remain peaceful and human activities conducted in the most peaceful way.
“Election Security Management in Nigeria has no provision for Vigilance group either electoral law or under the constitution that is applicable in Rivers State.
“Sufficient Police men has been deployed to cover Rivers State, I urge residents to come out enmasse and vote for candidates of their choice without fear.
“We do not belong to any Political party, we belong to Police force and we will remain neutral. Restrictions of vehicular movement interstate and intra State is already in place as announced by Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Baba Alkali
Our correspondents reports that one Commissioner of Police each is deployed
to each of the three Senatorial district in Rivers State while the fourth Commissioner of Police is deployed as resident Commissioner of Police in the state Police headquarters.
Civil Society Organization, Journalist members of the Nigeria Labour Congress were all in attendance.