The Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Mohammed Adamu says the Nigeria Police Force has put in place an operational framework that will engender effective coordination between the NPF, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC and other security agencies.
Adamu said the framework is aimed at guaranteeing a peaceful and credible electoral process in Edo State.
He made this known during a Stakeholders meeting organised by the INEC ahead of the 2020 September 19 Edo Governorship Election in Benin, Edo State.
The IGP called on all the political parties to embrace the virtues of democracy by seeing elections as a call to service by the people and not ‘a-do or die’ affair.
Also, he implored parents and guardians to counsel their children and wards to resist the urge of being recruited by any politician for thuggery and other acts of violence.
Meanwhile, he warned that those who despite all wise counsels are determined to deploy violence and other illegal means to advance their political interests should be prepared for the consequences of their actions noting that they will be decisively dealt with irrespective of their status or political affiliation.
The police Boss assured law-abiding political actors and electorates of optimal security as they exercise their electoral rights.