Imo po­lice boss re­lo­cates to Okigwe ahead of re­run polls

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - From Johnkennedy Uzoma, Ow­erri

The Imo State po­lice com­mand has warned politi­cians against elec­toral vices dur­ing and af­ter the Imo North Se­na­to­rial seat and state house of as­sem­bly re­run elec­tions slated for Satur­day, July 23.

The sup­ple­men­tary elec­tion will also hold in Isiala Mbano, Oru East and parts of Ow­erri West state con­stituency seats.

A state­ment is­sued by the po­lice pub­lic re­la­tions of­fi­cer in the state, DSP An­drew En­werem, in Ow­erri, yes­ter­day, also warned all po­lit­i­cal par­ties, their agents and sup­port­ers, to con­duct them­selves in ac­cor­dance with the Elec­toral Act, to en­sure or­der­li­ness and vi­o­lence-free elec­tion in all the ar­eas where elec­tions would be held.

To en­sure a free, fair, cred­i­ble and vi­o­lence-free elec­tion, the spokesman said the state Com­mis­sioner of Po­lice, Taiwo Lakanu, has tem­po­rar­ily shifted his of­fice to the Area Com­mand head­quar­ters in Okigwe.

En­werem quoted the com­mis­sioner as say­ing that no politi­cian or gov­ern­ment of­fi­cial, who is ei­ther con­test­ing or plan­ning to vote, would be al­lowed to be ac­com­pa­nied by any se­cu­rity of­fi­cial.

He said there would be re­stric­tion of ve­hic­u­lar move­ment within the ar­eas where elec­tion will be held from 6:00am to 12:00 noon on the elec­tion day.

En­werem said the po­lice have re­ceived both hu­man and ma­te­rial sup­port from the In­spec­tor Gen­eral of Po­lice, Ibrahim Idris, to en­sure suc­cess of the ex­er­cise.

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