Mr. Ibrahim Idris, the Inspector General of Police, has expressed assurance that the November 26, governorship election in Ondo State would be free of violence, saying officers and men of Nigeria Police Force would be on ground to tackle any act of violence.
He said the police were committed and ready to ensure that peace reign in all parts of the state during the election.
The police boss gave this assurance while speaking at a programme titled ‘Security Threat Assessment for the governorship election in Ondo State’ organised by the Cleen Foundation in Akure, the Ondo State capital on Thursday .
Idris, who was represented by a Deputy Commissioner of Police at the Force Headquarters in Abuja, Mr. Sola Okediji, noted that the forthcoming election had a potential to be violent going by various issues surrounding the election but saying that the police would prevent any outbreak of violence before, during and after the poll.
He said, “it won’t be business as usual for politicians in Ondo State because the police will not tolerate any act that could lead to violence in the state. We shall resist all their plans to truncate the peace of the state before, during and after the poll.
“The police will not tolerate crisis in any part of the state. It is therefore important for the stakeholders in the election to cooperate with the police and play the game according to the rule.”