Barely a few days to the November 6 election, the Commissioner of Police, Anambra state, Echeng Echeng has reassured the people of the state of water-tight round the clock security before, during and after the governorship polls.
CP Echeng Echeng gave the assurance at the Police Headquarters while briefing the press on the command’s level of preparedness ahead of the poll.
He said the Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, is very passionate with psychological attachment to the election, revealing that he had provided all that the command needs for the exercise.
He urged the electorate to come out en-masse to exercise their franchise, assuring of civility of his men, just as he warned trouble makers to steer clear of the electoral processes.
He said, “I assure you of a comprehensive water-tight around the clock security to make sure no breach of security of any kind occurs.
“The IGP is very passionate and has psychological attachment to the election. For everything this Command has asked for, he’s giving us even more. We have helicopter for aerial surveillance, gunboats to patrol waterways, enough vehicles, among others.
While enjoining the media to be objective in managing their assignments which he described as sensitive and critical, the CP added, “I count on your report devoid of sentiments in policing the state as far as the election is concerned.”
Echeng also dismissed his officers’ involvement in influencing election results, saying “policemen don’t rig election. The DIG and AIG have been deployed to man the senatorial districts while the CPs will man the LGAs to make sure there’s no infraction on our part.
“The deployment of 34,000 personnel is not only about the number, but they are there to build public confidence and to assure the citizens that their security is guaranteed.