The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr. MD Abubakar, has commended Nigerians, particularly the people of Ekiti State, for their enviable peaceful conduct in connection with yesterday’s gubernatorial election in the state.

“The IGP is particularly pleased with the very high level of comportment, discipline, orderliness, patience and understanding exhibited by the citizens throughout the period of the election,” police spokesman Frank Mba said in a statement. “Of special interest to the IGP is the huge assistance extended to the Police and other law enforcement agencies by the citizens which made the election hitch-free.”

The IGP called for a similar level of citizens’ cooperation and support for the police and other relevant agencies in other places especially in Osun State, where similar elections will take place soon.

In that regard, he enjoined citizens to remain calm, confident, hopeful and trusting in the ability of the Police and other relevant agencies to discharge their constitutional mandate of ensuring the safety of lives and property and protecting the democratic rights and freedoms of the citizens, pledging the preparedness of the Force to consolidate and re-enact the Ekiti security success story in other elections.   

“The IGP has equally given kudos to the Personnel of the Police and other security agencies assigned to election duties in Ekiti for their professional conduct throughout the election period, noting that their exemplary conduct is an eloquent indicator of the readiness of the Force to provide the needed atmosphere for future elections in the country,” Mr. Mba said.  “He charges the officers to remain focused and committed in the discharge of their duties to their fatherland.”

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