Ondo Election: IGP Commends Policemen For Exceptional Performance
The Inspector General of Police , IGP Ibrahim Idris has commend the police officers who participated in the recently concluded Ondo governorship election for their exceptional performance in ensuring that the process was conducted in accordance with international best practices. The election security template put in place by the police management in accordance with democratic policing has proven to be the panacea to hitherto elections in Nigeria which were fraught with violence and wanton destruction of lives and property.
In a statement signed by the Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Don Awunah, the IGP noted that “the peaceful conduct of the Ondo election that has been adjudged free, fair and credible by all stakeholders, contrary to the wildly-held perception that it would be marred with large scale irregularities goes a long way to show that there is new progressive dawn in election security management in Nigeria.
“This paradigm shift has earned the police authorities a huge commendation from local and international observers and monitors.
“It is imperative that the feat recorded in the past two elections in Edo and Ondo states must be replicated in subsequent elections.
On the reported protest over the allowance of the policemen who participated in the Ondo election, the statement stated that the “as earlier stated, the Nigeria Police Force wishes to categorically state that the allowances for the officers and men of the force that participated in the security operations for the elections are being paid. The payments were done through the banks into the account numbers submitted by the personnel in compliance with the policy of the Federal Government on Treasury Single Account (TSA) to ensure transparency and accountability.
“The Nigeria Police Force insists that upholding the integrity of the force and that of its officers is not to be compromised. Police officers by training are adherents of utmost discipline and respect for authorities. Protest is not part of our stock, and we do not subscribe to such nuances of the civil populace.”
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