Warns Policemen to be apolitical, professional
Ahead of Rivers State Supplementary elections slated for Saturday, March 19, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Solomon E. Arase has directed the assistant inspector general, AIG in charge of Zone 6 Calabar, Mr Adisa Baba Bolanta to relocate to Port Harcourt today Monday 14, for pre-elections preparations with a view to ensuring conducive environment for free, fair and credible election.
The IGP, also deployed three Commissioners of Police to supervise security arrangements within the three Senatorial Districts – Rivers East, Rivers West and Rivers South East, respectively.
According to a statement by the Force PRO, ACP Olabisi Kolawole, 6000 conventional Policemen and 14 Units of Police Mobile Force personnel, MOPOL, would be deployed to compliment the personnel of Rivers State Command during the election.
ACP Klolawole said in addition, the Deputy Inspector-General of Police in charge of Department of Operations, DIG Sontoye Wakama, has also been directed to proceed to Rivers immediately to hold meetings with Stakeholders and Police officers in the State Command on the need for peaceful conduct before, during and after the election.