The Challenges of management of the security of life and property essentially during election coming from those sadly with the responsibilities has been put into consideration coming 2023 as Police service commission (PSC) pledges to ensure those police officers found wanting during 2019 general election will be Prosecuted whilst promising better policing come 2023 election.
A statement made available to urban Express-News online through the head, press and Public Relations, Ikechukwu Ani said the commission will officially write to the inspector general of police on the status of police offenders with a view ensuring that they are prosecuted.
He said the commission yesterday Thursday may 6th 2021 held a virtual meeting with some non-governmental human right organizations to review the challenges of election policing during the 2019 general election and profer ways and means to have a substantial improvement during the forthcoming 2023 general election.
“The non-governmental organisation who participated in the meeting were the CLEEN foundation represented by its Executive Director, Dr Benson Olugbo and the situation room, represented by Agianpe Ashanga Akwu Ogbuadu of the Policy and Advocacy centre PLAAC”.
“The Chairman of the commission’s fact-finding team on election policing in 2019 general election and honourable commissioner in the commission, justice Clara ogunbiyi a retire justice of the supreme court said the commission was poised to give the nation a much more improved election policing during 2023 election”
The statement put further; “ that justice ogunbiyi said there was the need to look into the pitfall of the 2019 election policing in order to devise strategies for an improvement during the next general election as the commission will be asking the acting inspector general of police to conclude investigation on the cases of Nigerians who undermined the electoral process during the 2019 general election and hand over the files to the independent national electoral commission, the body backed by law to prosecute election offenders, adding that the commission will, in turn, play its required part in ensuring that policemen on election duties during 2023 general election commit themselves to the rules of engagement
The commission had earlier called and receives memoranda on the pitfalls of election policing in 2019 and recommendation for better policing in 2023 from Nigerians and other stakeholders on election security, the statement reads