Usman Alkali Baba, the Inspector General of Police (IGP), has revealed that suitable directions have been given for the removal or scaling down of security personnel around politically exposed persons and other personalities till after this weekend’s Anambra State governorship election.
IGP Alkali, while at an election stakeholders meeting in Awka on Wednesday, underlined President Muhammadu Buhari’s direction that no one or group of people should be permitted to use Anambra guber as a staging ground for destabilizing democracy.
Reacting to the riot act for the election, IG banned selling alcoholic beverages near polling booths and collation centers in the state.
However, the IGP also committed to deal with the usual threats come before, during, and after the election, stressing: “Elections remain the most fundamental element in any democracy and this underscores the series of political activities and the consequent heightened tension which often characterise the build-up to the election days. “Unfortunately, this traditional threat that is often associated with the electoral cycles has, in the case of Anambra State, been compounded by the violent and unconstitutional activities of subversive elements who from all intents and purposes, are threatening to disrupt the process.”