Police Vow To Ensure Hitch-Free Elections In Ekiti, Osun

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

THE Inspector General of Police, Alhaji Mohammed Abubakar, has pledged to conduct peaceful and hitch-free election in Ekiti and Osun states.

Abubakar spoke during the groundbreaking ceremony of Police Multipurpose Centre and Shopping Mall along Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way, Ikeja, stressing that the Police was prepared for the elections in Ekiti and Osun.

The IGP represented by the Deputy Inspector-General of Police in charge of ‘C’ Department, Works and Housing, Mr. Kachi Udeoji, said that everything has been put in place to ensure that incidence of thugery and political violence is minimized.

“We are prepared for all elections. We will do everything possible to ensure that there is a hitch-free election exercise in the country. We are going to put all our men and facilities out to provide security.

“To reassure everyone that we are prepared, we have put manpower and material to make sure that no one would cause problem and that the election would be hitch-free.’’ Abubakar said.

Speaking on the proposed Multipurpose Police Centre and Shopping Mall, Abubakar said that the project was a new development for police cooperative society, stressing that it would serve as income-generating centre for the Police.

“The project is handled by developers. We provided the land for the facility. The developer will return the centre to the police after they have recoup their money for some years. The project would be completed in 18 months,” the IGP said.

Executive Director of the construction company in charge of the multi-million naira project, Mr. Andrew Haladu, told the IGP’s representative that the facility has a hotel and retail shops within the 7th floor.

 The AIG Zone 2 Command, Mr. Mamman Tsafe, Commissioner of Police in Lagos, Alhaji Umar Manko and other senior officers were at the ceremony.