The Ekiti state police command has announced the deployment of three police to Ekiti state to monitor the general election.
The three police commissioners who were deployed by the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Mohammed Adamu are to join Mr. Asuquo Amba, to monitor Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly elections in the state.
The Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Caleb Ikechukwu, who revealed this to newsman in Ado Ekiti on Friday, said the commissioners, whose names were not disclosed, would monitor each of the senatorial districts of the state.
The PPRO added that the police have also adopted new innovation to checkmate vote buying, revealing that plain clothed operatives will be deployed to all the 2,195 polling units to arrest the perpetrators.
“The operatives will mingle with voters and from there have the knowledge of those engaging in this electoral offence”, he said.
Ikechukwu said the security details of Very Important personalities, including politicians in the state have been withdrawn, with the exception of that of Governor Kayode Fayemi and his deputy, Chief Bisi
The PPRO stated that three security men will be deployed to each of the polling units to secure the staff deployed by the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) and both sensitive and insensitive materials to be used for the conduct of the elections.
“The security arrangements have been made in such a way that there would be no room for security lapses. Three security men comprising police, NSCDC and immigration officers will man each of the polling units.
“As of now, three police Commissioners are on ground to work with CP
Asuquo Amba. Each of them will man the three senatorial districts to enforce compliance to restriction of vehicles, except those on essential services and to make sure that no one circumvents the laws of the land regarding these elections”.