Barely three days to the gubernatorial election that is expected to take place in Ondo state, the inspector general of police, IGP Adamu Mohammed has requested every law Enforcement agencies participating in Ondo election to be above board.
In a statement made available to urban Express-News Online through the force Public Relation officer Dcp Frank Mba said the igp has for the umpteenth time, warned politicians against actions and utterances that could be inimical to a free, fair and credible election specifically, he quoted the igp, saying the full weight of the law will be meted out to anyone, no matter their status in the society who engages in any electoral fraud such as political violence, vote-buying, ballot box snatching, hate speeches and all other unwholesome practices capable of undermining the peace and stability of the electoral process.
He said the igp charged all police officers and other law enforcement agents deployed for the election to act in accordance with the electoral act and other extents laws guiding their overall conducts before, during and after the elections.
He warned police officers and other law enforcement agencies found acting contrary to their oath of office or in aid to illicit electoral practices will be strictly and personally held liable with dire legal consequences.
The FPPRO said the ipg has assured the people of Ondo state that adequate security measures have been emplaced to ensure their safety throughout the period of the gubernatorial election and beyond.
“There has been adequate deployment in terms of manpower, marine and aerial surveillance and other assets of the force to ensure effective security coverage”
He added’ “ we, therefore, enjoins all eligible voters to come out en-mass to freely and peacefully exercise their franchise inline with their civic obligation, without any fear of intimidation on the day of the election, the statement read!