Kwara Election: Police Boss Promises Adequate Security
By Tunde Akanbi, Ilorin
The Commissioner of Police in Kwara State, Paul Odama has promised adequate security and a conducive environment for the Gubernatorial and House of Assembly elections on Saturday.
Odama made this known on Thursday, after an emergency meeting held with heads of security agencies, where the issue of peaceful conduct of the election was the main agenda of the meeting.
He said ”the security agencies resolved to work together as they always do to provide adequate security that would make the elections credible, peaceful and acceptable.”
Odama commended the Inspector General of Police, Alkali Usman for supplying the command with all necessary equipment, which includes PASG (Pump Action Shotguns), Long- and shotgun-range riot gunners, hand grenades, rubber bullets, smoke pistols, body armor, all in large numbers, PMS, diesel, and utility vehicles for the purpose of making the election security formidable.
The police boss warned criminal elements and political thugs to shelve any plan to cause breakdown of law and order before, during, and after the elections.
According to him, ”any person found in one way or other trying to undermine the resolve of the command to secure the process and conduct of the exercise would be met with the full wrath of the law.”
The Police Commisssioner advised citizens to obey all relevant laws as may be announced by the authorities, including restrictions on vehicular movements on the day of the election.