Take charge of your polling unit – DIG tells Police
By Hajara Leman
Mr Ali Janga, Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) in charge of Research and Planning, Force Headquarters has urged policemen to take full charge of their polling unit during Saturday’s election.
Janga, also the DG on election duty in the North East Region, stated this in Gombe yesterday while delivering his lecture at the Police Command on the role of Police on Election Day.
He said other security outfits were just there to complement the police, “I therefore urge you not to rely on them, instead take charge at the various places you are posted to.
“As the leading security agency, we are expected to provide an enabling environment for voters, local and international observes as well as those that were genuinely accredited for election duty.
The DIG also warned them not to connive with politicians and presiding officers to change the result in favor of anyone, “I urge you not to compromise, you are expected to do the right thing.’’
“Ensure that after counting the results at the pooling unit, you accompany the presiding officers to the Collation Centre,” he said.
He commended the police for the wonderful job they did during the Presidential and National Assembly elections.
“The Inspector General of Police appreciates the officers and men of the Nigeria police for putting in your best in the last election and much is expected of you this coming elections,” he said. (NAN)