The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has directed security aides not to accompany VIPs and political appointees during the Edo State governorship election.
This was made known in a statement on Friday by the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), Mr Frank Mba.
According to the police spokesperson, IGP Adamu deployed the Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) in charge of Research and Planning, Mr Adeleye Oyabade to supervise the general security arrangement for the election.
“He the DIG will be assisted by the Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) in charge of Federal Operations, Mr Karma Hassan and eight other commissioners of Police.
“The DIG, with the assistance of the AIG, will superintend over the entire security architecture and ensure effective monitoring of the election and due enforcement of all electoral laws during the election,” he said.
He stated that the IG called on members of the public, particularly politicians, gubernatorial candidates and other relevant stakeholders in the state to cooperate with the police and other security agencies.