Anambra: CP Adeoye Assures Of Peaceful Poll, Warns Trouble Makers To Steer Clear
CP Aderemi Adeoye, the Commissioner of Police in charge of House of Assembly election duty in Anambra has called on people of the state to come out enmass and participate in the March 18 election.
Adeoye saud this in an interview at the Command Headquarters, Awka on Friday.
He said no fewer than 7,000 personnel made up of a combined team of Police, Army, and other agencies had been fully mobilised to ensure hitch free polls.
He urges voters to go out peacefully and carry out their civic duties without fear as the security agencies would be there for them.
“Fortunately the situation at the moment is calm, environment is conducive and security is ready, all the agencies involved are set, the Police in particular is fully mobilised to provide security for all and sundry taking part in the election.
“We already have Police stations and formations in all the 21 Local Government Areas of the state, with the support of other sister agencies, we are going to have a presence in all polling units with teams on standby to respond to situations.
“We are going to give the people of Anambra a secure environment and space to exercise their franchise in a peaceful and conducive atmosphere,” he said.
Adeoye said the personnel have been advised to be civil while providing security but warned that the force would be firm and decisive in dealing with any breach.
The CP said the security operation would also cover cross border incursion.
“Those who wish to foment trouble should think twice, they should better be in their best behaviours so that they will be alive to tell the story,” he warned.