The Imo State Police Command on Wednesday, said a total of 15 Commissioners of Police, 29 Deputy Commissioners of Police, and 40 Assistant Commissioners of Police have been deployed to oversee the November 11th Governorship election in the state.
The command’s Public Relations Officer, Henry Okoye disclosed this in an interview with the Punch.
Okoye also disclosed that the Command is ready for the guber election.
According to him, a Deputy Inspector General of Police would be in charge of the election and would be assisted by an Assistant Inspector General of Police.
He said the Inspector General of Police has redeployed the State Commissioner of Police, Muhammed Barde to the Force headquarters.
He also added that 36 units of Mobile police personnel have also been deployed to the state for the election.
The police image said the deployment of the mobile police personnel would assist the mobile officers of the command in maintaining peace and order before, during, and after the election.
The measures taken by the IG, Okoye added, is to ensure police neutrality in the election.
Okoye said, “We are ready for the Imo state Governorship election to be held this weekend. We will maintain the highest sense of neutrality in the election. We want to deepen our democracy by assisting to ensure that the Imo state Governorship election is free, fair, credible, and devoid of violence.
“15 Commissioners of Police, 29 Deputy Commissioners of Police and 40 Assistant Commissioners of Police have been deployed from the Force Headquarters to Imo State for this election. 36 Units of Mobile Policemen have also been deployed from Abuja to Imo state for this election.
“They will be assisting our own Mobile Policemen here in maintaining peace and order. A Deputy Inspector General of Police will be in charge of this election and will be assisted by an Assistant Inspector General of Police in surprising this election.
“The 40 Assistant Commissioners of Police will man each division in the state. The Current Divisional Officers will not be in charge of their Divisions.
“The Assistant Commissioners of Police will be in charge. We are doing this to maintain the highest sense of neutrality. We must help to deepen our democracy. It is our constitutional responsibility. We want the votes of Imo people to count. We will not allow anybody to hijack the electoral process. We are ready for this election.”