Abuja – The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has directed state Commissioners of Police to quickly conclude investigations into all cases of violations against the 2022 Electoral Act during the February 25th 2023 Presidential and National Assembly elections.
CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi,Force Public Relations Officer stated this in a statement in Abuja on Monday.
According to him, Baba also directed that investigation into cases of violation against the electoral act during electioneering campaigns should also be swiftly concluded.
He said that the case files should thereafter be forwarded to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for prosecution for prosecution of offenders.
The IGP has also tasked Strategic Police Managers to engage stakeholders in their respective jurisdictions through town hall meetings and other viable avenues.
This,the statement said was in a bid to ensure all-inclusive election security management and accord Nigerians benefits/leverage of active participation, to achieve free, fair, and credible gubernatorial and state assembly elections on March 18.
“The Inspector-General of Police has therefore urged well-meaning members of the public to collaborate with the Police and other law enforcement agencies tasked with election security management, to ensure a hitch-free security architecture for all and sundry particularly the electorate, accredited observers, INEC officials and materials so that all citizens can exercise their franchise without molestation, harassment and security threats,” Adejobi said. (vitalnewsngr.com)