No Police Officer Is Allowed To Accompany Any Politician During The Elections – IG Of Police


The acting Inspector General of Police, Mr , has said no is allowed to accompany any politician during the forthcoming elections .

Adamu, who spoke at the public presentation of a partnership between some stakeholders in the elections, noted that ensuring security during the conduct of the polls was the duty of every participant .

The partnership, headed by the Transition Monitoring Group and the Human and Environmental Development Agenda, included the Police Service Commission, Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission , among others .

Adamu said ,

“Everyone has a civic responsibility in ensuring peaceful and credible elections . Election materials must be secured. Electoral officials , domestic and foreign observers must be protected. The Independent National Electoral Commission has rolled out the ways stakeholders should conduct themselves . On our part , we assure the nation that all electoral materials will be secured and the electorate will be allowed to cast their votes without monetization. ”

“No police officer is allowed to move around with any VIP on election day . Anyone, who does so in uniform or mufti will be arrested . ”

The acting IG added that all security agents would wear tags to ensure there are no fake officers “because we have heard that a lot of fake uniforms are being brought into the country. ”
He also noted that security agents would monitor ad hoc staff that could easily be manipulated, “especially National Youth Service Corps members. ”

Adamu added that observers were allowed to take pictures but that they could not take pictures of people while voting “such that you know what party they are voting for . ”

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