The Inspector-General of police (IGP), Mr. Mohammed Adamu has held a strategic meeting with Civil society Organizations ahead of October 10, 2020 gubernatorial election in Ondo State.
He pledged the Force and other security agencies’ commitment to replicate and consolidate on the gains recorded at the just concluded Edo gubernatorial election in Ondo State.
The IGP gave this assurance when the Convener and Co-convener, Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room, Mr. Clement Nwankwo and Barr. Esther Uzoma respectively, led other representatives of Civil Society Organizations in Nigeria on a courtesy call on the IGP at the Force Headquarters, Abuja.
Members of the Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room were at the Force Headquarters to congratulate the IGP on the recent reforms and achievements of the Force, especially the new Nigeria Police Act, 2020 which repeals the Police Act Cap. P19, Laws of the Federation, 2004 and secondly, the recent commendable outing in the just concluded Edo gubernatorial Elections.
They called for sustainability and improvement on the Police culture in managing elections as was evident in Edo State.
The meeting availed the police leadership the opportunity to carryout post-election analysis and general overview of the just concluded Edo State governorship election.
The forum afforded the police Chief and members of CSOs to compare notes and obtain feedback on issus of human rights and avert lapses in subsequent elections in Nigeria.
Mohammed, appreciated the CSOs for their commendable roles in the electioneering processes and their invaluable contributions toward the passage of the Nigeria Police Act, 2020.
He also reassured that the Force will continue to partner with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and other major Stakeholders in election management towards ensuring free, fair, peaceful and credible elections in future.
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