The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, has commended the electorate, policemen and other security operatives deployed to provide security during the governorship election in Ekiti State.
The Force Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, in a statement on Sunday, said Baba commended the electorates in Ekiti State for cooperating with the Nigeria Police Force and other security agents during the election.
He added, “The IGP who applauded the peaceful conduct of the elections, equally lauded the efforts of the police officers deployed for the polls under the direct supervision of the Deputy Inspector-General of Police in charge of election security, DIG Johnson Kokumo.
“The IGP noted that the police officers conducted themselves professionally and in a humane manner which built trust with the electorate, and ultimately led to a successful electoral process.
“He emphasised that the timely situation reports churned out by the police effectively covered all communication gaps with the people and eliminated all iota of doubts regarding the massive security presence in the state.”
In the same vein, Adejobi said the Police Service Commission, which played a supervisory role during the polls, confirmed that the election was peaceful and orderly.
He said the PSC, according to a statement by its Head of Press and Public Relations, affirmed that the Ekiti gubernatorial election was a huge improvement and a good test-run for the 2023 elections.
“The Inspector-General of Police while admonishing Nigerians to toe the line of peaceful conduct in forthcoming elections, has assured all citizens of improved management of security during electioneering processes.
“He called on well-meaning Nigerians, particularly electorates and political actors, to accord necessary support to the police and other security agencies in the forthcoming 2023 general elections, including the staggered Osun State gubernatorial election which comes up in July 2022.”