A brand new Commissioner of Police has been deployed to Benue, forward of Saturday’s Governorship and Home of Meeting Elections, the Newsmen reviews.
Newsmen report that the brand new CP, Mr Umar Muri, replaces Mr Omolulu Bishi, who has been reassigned to a different responsibility submit.
The Deputy Inspector-Basic of Police overseeing elections within the North Central, Mr Godwin Nwobodo, introduced the change at a press convention on Friday in Makurdi.
Newsmen additional report that Bishi spent about six months in command of the command earlier than his redeployment.
Nwobodo additionally stated no more than 7,480 personnel from varied safety providers had been drafted for election duties within the state.
“Moreover, a complete variety of 5 Commissioners, 4 Deputy Commissioners (DCPs) and two Assistant Commissioners of Police (ACPs) are already within the state to man strategic senatorial districts and native authorities areas recognized as flash-points.
“These deployments are pleasant, proactive and don’t intention at any individual or group, ” he stated.
He stated the officers had been particularly hooked up to Guma, Brand, Ukum, Agatu, Gwer West, Gwer East, Okpoku and Katsina-Ala LGAs, whereas safety was usually strengthened throughout the state.
He stated the command was satisfied that Benue folks had been prepared for the polls.
Nwobod, nonetheless, appealed to politicians to not see elections as a do-or-die affair, however as a democratic technique of enthroning good management.
“Credible elections enthrone good governance and good governance serves the larger good for the residents.
” Election ought to, due to this fact, not be a do-or-die affair. As safety businesses, now we have a duty to police the foundations and laws set out by INEC.
“These units of guidelines and laws are offered for within the Nigeria Structure, the Electoral Act, INEC Pointers/ Rules and all different extant legal guidelines, ” he stated.
He stated that no type of violence, thuggery, voter intimidation, vote shopping for, brigandage, bearing arms/weapons and different offensive conducts can be tolerated within the state. (NAN)