The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar has assured Nigerians of a peaceful election in Osun state next month. The IG of Police who commended Nigerians, particularly the people of Ekiti State for their enviable peaceful conduct before, during and after the 21 June 2014 gubernatorial election held in the state said all elections in the country will be peaceful.
The IGP was particularly pleased with the very high level of comportment, discipline, orderliness, patience and understanding exhibited by the citizens throughout the period of the election.
He noted the huge assistance extended to the police and other law enforcement agencies by the citizens which made the election hitch-free.
Adding that the police and other security agencies expects similar level of citizens’ cooperation and support especially in Osun state where similar elections will take place soon on 9 August.
He enjoins citizens to remain calm, confident, hopeful and trusting in the ability of the Police and other relevant agencies to discharge their constitutional mandate of ensuring the safety of lives and property and protecting the democratic rights and freedoms of the citizens.
He pledges the preparedness of the Force to consolidate and re-enact the Ekiti security success story in other future elections.
The IGP has equally given kudos to police personnels and other security agencies assigned to election duties in Ekiti for their professional conduct, noting that, their exemplary conduct is an eloquent indicator of the readiness of the Force to provide the needed atmosphere for future elections in the country.
He charges the officers to remain focused and committed in the discharge of their duties to their fatherland.