Off-Cycle Election: I-G Orders Redeployment of Imo CP

Says the redeployment of the CP ahead of the Nov.11 governorship election in the state was in line with his commitment to ensure neutrality in the election.
Olukayode Egbetokun, acting Inspector General of Police
Olukayode Egbetokun, acting Inspector General of Policegoogle photo

The Acting Inspector-General of Police (I-G), Mr Kayode Egbetokun has ordered the redeployment of Mr Mohammed Barde, Commissioner of Police (CP) in charge of Imo, to the Force Headquarters.

This was revealed in a statement issued by the Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, on Monday in Abuja.

He opined the redeployment of the CP ahead of the Nov.11 governorship election in the state was in line with his commitment to ensure neutrality in the election.

Adejobi noted the decision to reshuffle the CP underscores the Police Force’s unwavering dedication to upholding the rule of law throughout the electoral proceedings.

“This redeployment is not an indictment on the affected officer but a broader strategy aimed at bolstering security measures, promoting transparency and upholding the integrity of the electoral security management.

“The I-G is resolute in ensuring a secure environment for all stakeholders, political parties, candidates and citizens to participate in the electoral process,” he asserted.

Adejobi advised the electorate to cooperate with the police and other security agencies by adhering to the law to ensure a smooth and successful election. 

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