Ugo Nosiri, Owerri
The Inspector General of Police, IGP Kayode Egbekokun, has assured Imo residents of their safety during and after the forthcoming governorship election.
This is as he reiterated the Force’s commitment to remain neutral in the discharge of their duties during the exercise scheduled for November 11.
IGP Egbekokun in an interactive meeting with stakeholders and various political parties in Owerri said the Police would remain impartial in providing security for voters and other officers deployed to conduct the election.
IGP while assuring the stakeholders that the police would discipline any officer found wanting, urged the general public to report any security agents involved in bad conduct to the appropriate quarters.
“We don’t want anything that will destroy the peace of Imo State. I am here to give you assurance that the Nigeria Police force and other security agencies that are deployed to Imo State, are here to give you security so that you can thrive in your businesses and their will be economic prosperity in the state.”
IGP Egbetokun appealed to party supporters not to use weapons or cause any form of violence during the election or face the full wrath of the law, when caught.
The chairman Imo State council of traditional rulers and Chairman community policing, Eze Emmanuel Okeke, in his reaction urged the residents of the state to give peace a chance during and after the election irrespective of their political affiliation.
The interactive session attracted heads of security agencies, the clergy, the traditional institution and market unions.