By Dayo Johnson
Ahead of the governorship election in Ekiti state, the Nigeria Police have vowed to deal with any electoral offenders during the conduct of the election.
The Deputy Inspector General of Police, Babatunde Johnson Kokumo, in charge of the Ekiti election, said this when he visited the Ekiti Resident Electoral Commissioner, Rec, Dr Adeniran Rahmon.
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Kokumo said that a robust security arrangement has been put in place to ensure a transparent poll in the state.
According to him “the security arrangement was being carried out in collaboration with sisters security agencies.
He appealed to Ekiti residents to cooperate with security agencies in its efforts to prevent the incursion of criminal elements into the state.
“We are here to interface and familiarise with your office. We want to let u know that a healthy and robust security arrangement have been out in place.
“This exercise is not going to be a permanent arrangement. We urged the public to bear with us.
“We asked them to bear with our men who are checking for arms and ammunition.
“We are ready for the assignment. Other security agencies are ready for the assignment.
“We are leaving no stone unturned to make sure there is adequate security for INEC and the citizens of Ekiti State.
” Our men should look out for electoral offenders. Any infraction of the electoral act will be frown out.
“Offenders will be arrested and followed up with prosecution. We will work with you to ensure a credible Ekiti gubernatorial election.”
Kokumo urged the REC to ensure prompt report of where there are complaints as quickly as practicable.
The Ekiti REC, Rahmon said the body was ready for peaceful polls. End
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