Ahead of the Governorship and House of Assembly elections, Awosola Awotinde has been named as the new Commissioner of Police in Abia state.
Awotinde upon his appointment had a meeting with all the security agencies at the police headquarters in Umuahia.
Just 24 hours ago the former commissioner of police in the state, Etim Okon alongside Antony Ogbizi addressed the preparedness of the command for the elections.
The new CP call on the Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, Dr. Joseph Iloh, to feed him on the preparedness and also assured him about police readiness.
Awotinde during an interview stated that he has no problem carrying out his assignment as a professional irrespective of location.
He called for the cooperation of other security agencies while carrying out their assignment on Saturday.
Etim Okon has been moved to Ebonyi state where Awotinde came from to replace him.
The Commissioner for Information in the state, John Okiyi Kalu, has called on the people of the state to vote based on personal character.
Kalu stated this while speaking with the journalist in Umuahia, he stated that it is difficult to divorce leaders from their personal character and political platform while in office.
According to him, “A politician might claim that he will not implement grazing colony as Governor but the same politician will be helpless if his political party supports the setting up of grazing colonies.”
“Voters are therefore advised to consider the tendencies of the political platform of contestants to office as well as their personal character while choosing who will govern them.”
“An arrogant man is a dangerous proposition that voters should distance themselves from as the individual will ultimately mistreat common folks or lead them with the mentality of a “Mr Know All” even while operating within our democratic space.”
He challenged INEC to address all errors which happened during the presidential election, he called on the security agents not to be an instrument of oppression and intimidation.
“We have received reports of plans to use security agents to intimidate Abia voters, compel INEC officials to announce wrong results and provide cover for hoodlums to unleash electoral mayhem on the people of the state, and have reported to appropriate authorities. Rogue security agents must know that they are answerable for their actions and will bear full responsibility for any breakdown of law and order in any part of the state.”
“Our party, PDP, is ready for free and fair elections and have confidence in the determination of the people of the state to re-elect high performing Governor Okezie Ikpeazu by landslide margins. All we are asking is for the election to be free, fair and peaceful,” Kalu said.