No fewer than 32,000 policemen will keepe peace during thhe November 16 gubernatorial election in Bayelsa State, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Mr. Mohammed Adamu has announced.
Adamu, at a meeting with the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, assured of maximum security during and after the election insisting that his men are ready to protect lives and property, especially in all the polling units.
“All security arrangements have been made. The police will deploy 32,000 personnel to the state. The police will ensure that all electoral materials are well secured. We urge all politicians and the electorate, especially the youths, to stay away from disorder.
“Do not cause trouble at the polling units or conduct any illegal activity capable of disrupting election processes. You must not allow yourselves to be used because if you are caught, you will be prosecuted according to the law.
“This election is an isolated one and we must do what we can to achieve a credible poll,” he said.
The INEC chairman disclosed that the commission has delivered all non-sensitive materials to their office in Yenagoa.
“The materials have been sorted out, categorised and batched; ready to be delivered to local government areas, wards and polling units. “The sensitive materials are also ready and the Central Bank of Nigeria is delivering them to Bayelsa this weekend. Voter inducement in all forms, including vote-buying at polling units, is a