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    GOVERNORSHIP ELECTION: Police Conduct To Be Monitored By PSC

    ByHybrid Communications

    Jun 15, 2022

    The Police Service Commission has dispatched a team of its senior staff to Ekiti State to monitor Police Officers on election duties during the Governorship elections in the State holding this Saturday, June, 18th 2022. The commission’s staff will be in the 16 Local Government Areas of the State.

    According to a press statement by Mr. Ikechukwu Ani, Head, Press and Public Relations of PSC, “the Commission has the Constitutional responsibility to appoint, promote, dismiss and exercise disciplinary control over Officers of the Force except for the Inspector General of Police.

    The Nigeria Police Force as the lead Agency in Internal security, including security during elections, is expected by the conduct of its Officers to play a major role in the success or failure of the election.

    The Commission has also designed appropriate guidelines for all Police Officers deployed to Ekiti State on electoral duties. The Commission has also released dedicated telephone numbers for Nigerians to call to complain/report unwholesome conduct or to commend exemplary performance before, during, or immediately after the elections.

    The phone numbers are 08065265651; 08072981057 and 08033345362.

    Chairman of the Commission and National Coordinator for the exercise, Alhaji Musiliu Smith has charged the Commission’s delegation to ensure professionalism in their conduct. He warned that any Staff caught undermining the efforts of the Commission to ensure orderly and peaceful elections in Ekiti will be disciplined in line with extant laws.

    Alhaji Smith also warned that Police Officers should not compromise their rules of engagement and refrain from being partisan in the course of their duty.

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