30,000 Police Deployment Is For Adequate Security
Ahead of the Ekiti State governorship election, the Nigeria Police Force has assured electorates in the state of adequate security in the July 14, noting that the force does not belong to any political party.
Jimoh Moshood, the spokesperson of the Nigeria Police force, while having an interview at Sunrise Daily, a Channels Television breakfast programme, on Friday, stated that the deployment of 30,000 policemen to the state is to ensure adequate security during and after the election.
“Going to Ekiti with 30,000 personnel is to ensure that everything is in order and to guarantee a secure environment for the electorates.
“We are assuring the people of Ekiti that the Nigerian police is apolitical. We don’t belong to APC or PDP, we don’t belong to any political party. There are 35 political parties involved in this and all of them have the right to be protected.
“Every political party has the right so to be allowed to do what is expected of them in the electoral act. Every party have the right to have their observer and the point where votes are being cast and we have to provide security for this,” he said.
Moshood during the interview on Friday noted that the purpose of the massive deployment is for the security of the people to create a peaceful atmosphere which will encourage the residents to exercise their civic duties.
“Our concern is about the people of Ekiti. They are the people that have a stake in this election. They are the people that are going to elect their leader. We are providing a secure environment for them because once we have an incident of ballot paper snatching or attacks on the electorate in any polling unit the news will spread and people will have apathy of coming out.”