Kayode Egbetokun, the Inspector General of Police, IGP, has approved an intensive two-day training programme for police personnel to be deployed for election duties.
This was conveyed in a statement issued out by the Force’s Public Relations Officer, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, on Wednesday, 25th of October 2023, and posted on the official X page of the Force revealed that this development is in anticipation the governorship elections slated for 11th of November, 2023, in Bayelsa, Imo, and Kogi States.
The statement read,
“This training initiative is designed to bolster their capabilities in ensuring peace, order, and security during the electoral proceedings.
“The scheduled training program is scheduled to hold in Bayelsa State on October 25th to 26th, 2023; Kogi State from October 27th to 28th, 2023; and in Imo State from October 25th to 26th, 2023.
“The central objective of this training exercise is to furnish our law enforcement personnel with the requisite knowledge and competencies to guarantee a tranquil and secure electoral environment.”
The statement further read that the Nigerian Police Force will closely collaborate with other pertinent security agencies, electoral stakeholders, and the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC to ensure the safety of voters, electoral officials, candidates, and the general public during the off-season elections.
The IGP also appealed to political parties and candidates to conduct their campaigns and activities in a peaceful manner, abiding by the tenets of democracy and the sanctity of the rule of law. [CONTINUE READING HERE]>>>>
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