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Be Good Ambassadors During Kogi, Bayelsa, Imo Elections, IGP Charges Officers



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Kayode Egbetokun, Inspector General of Police, IGP, has tasked members of the Nigerian Police Force to be good ambassadors while they serve during the 2023 off-cycle election in Imo, Bayelsa, and Kogi State.

Making this charge during his visit to Bayelsa State on Monday in the buildup to the 2023 governorship election in the state, Mr Egbetokun tasked men of the police force to discharge their duties without fear of favour.

“The IGP later addressed Officers and Men of the Command at the State Headquarters, where he tasked them to discharge their duties without fear or favour and act within the ambit of the law during the Saturday election. The IGP warned them to be good ambassadors of the NPF always, even in the aftermath of the November 11 guber polls,” a statement by the spokesperson of the Nigeria Police Force, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, read.

News About Nigeria reports that the IGP also appealed to governorship candidates and other political leaders to encourage their supporters to embrace peace regardless of the election outcome.

The IGP Kayode, during his visit, engaged stakeholders, police officers, and other security agencies in preparation for the approaching gubernatorial election in Bayelsa State.

Sen. Douye Diri, the governor of Bayelsa State, also met with the IGP at the governor’s office in Yenegoa. During their meeting, the IGP assured the state’s people that there would be a free, fair, secure, and credible election on November 11, 2023.

On Saturday, residents of Imo, Bayelsa, and Kogi State will head to the polling units to choose who will govern them for the next four years.