Imo police boss relocates to Okigwe ahead of rerun polls
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.