Police To Watch Vote Buying Across Nigeria
In view of tomorrow’s presidential elections, the Nigeria police have dispatched a team of intelligence operatives to monitor vote-buying and selling across the country.
The Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of elections in the south-south, Frederick Lakanu, disclosed this yesterday when he addressed stakeholders, men and officers of the command at the police headquarters in Ovom, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.
He said: “Our intelligence team has been dispatched to all sections of the country, including Bayelsa State, to monitor vote-buying and selling, we have done our analysis, we have ideas of where problems could emanate from and we are out to arrest the situation.
“Elections will be credible, peaceful, free and fair, we are going to be extremely professional, but we know we cannot provide security alone, we need the support of stakeholders and the people to ensure that the election is peaceful.”
Meanwhile, Naija News reports that the Police yesterday, caught two persons with fourteen bags of thumb-printed ballot papers in Kano State.