IBRAHIM Idris, the inspector general of Police, has expressed utmost satisfaction and commended the deputy inspector general of Police, Department of Operations, and the entire security officers and men of other security agencies who participated in the Anambra State gubernatorial election on Saturday, November 18, 2017, for ensuring adequate security and conducive environment for a credible gubernatorial election in the state.
A statement issued by Jimoh Moshood, a chief superintendent of Police and police spokesman said that: “The IGP extol the high level professionalism, politeness, firmness and unbiased conducts of the Police Personnel, before, during and after the election. The Nigeria Police Force equally appreciates the law abiding attitude and peaceful conduct of the good people of Anambra State, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Election Monitors/Observers, Civil Society Organizations, CSOs, the Media and other critical stakeholders for a good working relationship with the security personnel deployed for the election. The good disposition and spirit of sportsmanship exhibited by most of the political parties in the election which doused fear and tensions during the election is gratifying and highly commendable.
“As a lead security agency in election security in a democracy, the IGP further commend the entire Police Officers deployed for the election for their personal sacrifice, collective patriotism and commitment in ensuring that the election was conducted in an atmosphere of peace devoid of any breach of public peace and security throughout the period of the election, the Commissioners of Police and their personnel in the States contiguous to Anambra State who were placed on Red Alert by the Inspector General of Police are equally appreciated.
“The impressive performance of the Police personnel to ensure law and order and a successful election is a clear testimony of the capability of the Nigeria Police Force in its renewed commitment to continue to adhere to International Best Practices in the conduct of elections in the country now and in the future.”
The Police assured that the force would not relent in its effort to sustain the elections security successes recorded in previous elections as well as the just concluded gubernatorial election in Anambra State “as an index for the conduct of subsequent elections in the country.”
– Nov. 20, 2016 @ 17:37 GMT /