The Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Mohammed Adamu, on Thursday said the Force would deploy no fewer than thirty-two thousand officers for election duty during the Bayelsa governorship election coming up on November 16. Adamu said this at Independent National Electoral Commission’s Stakeholder Meeting in Yenagoa, with Professor Mahmood Yakubu, the Chairman of INEC, present.
The IGP, who assured maximum security during and after the election in the state, said the police is ready to protect lives and property, especially in all the polling units. Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, INEC Chairman reiterated the Commission’s commitment to free, fair, credible and conclusive poll for the people. Yakubu said the Commission had delivered all non-sensitive materials to their office in Yenagoa, long ago. On the signing of Peace Accord by political parties, the Chairman said the exercise was aimed at resolving, pledging, affirming and committing all to non-violence before, during and after the election. Over forty-two out of forty-five political parties, including PDP and APC, signed the peace accord.