Ahead of the Saturday, November 6th, 2021 Gubernatorial election in Anambra State, heads of the various police tactical units monitoring the exercise held an interactive and familiarisation session today with the representatives of various media outlets and civil society organizations at the Anambra State police command headquarters, Awka.
The session which was anchored by the Force Spokesman, CP Frank Mba began with formal introduction of the police units heads, civil society organisations and members of the press corp accredited for the election. Addressing the audience, the Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of Operations, DIG Zaki Ahmed assured members of the public, voters and those conducting the exercise of topnotch security provision, stressing that there would be no unprofessional conduct from the police before, during and after the election. He assured Anambra electorate and candidates participating in the election of fair treatment, reiterating the readiness of the Police to resist any attempt by anyone at fomenting trouble before, during and after the election. He took turns and responded to the various questions thrown at him by the press regarding the exercise.
Concluding, DIG Zaki beseeched Anambra electorate and candidates of the various political parties to conduct themselves in a manner of decorum, requesting that members of the public co-operate with the security agents working to protect lives and property of citizens, hinting that restriction of movements within, into and out of the state would start by 11:30 pm and would run from Friday till Sunday. He used the opportunity and dismissed the rumour that the police was under obligation to harass and arrest some government officials in the state at the behest of a certain political party. He urged public to disregard the rumour as it’s nothing but fake news. He charged the press to do everything they could to eschew fake news reportage as that could contribute in shattering efforts of the police at achieving safe environment for the election.
•DSP NKEIRUKA NWODE, Anipr.
ZPPRO/Head, Presspol, Anambra State Gubernatorial Election.