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Security Operatives Meet DSIEC, Political Parties, As CP Assures Deltans Of Hitch-Free LGA Polls

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By Daniel Dafe, Abraka

Arising from a joint security meeting with sister agencies, the Commissioner of Police in Delta State, CP Ari Muhammed Ali FCIA, Psc+, has assured Deltans of a hitch-free council elections across the 25 local government areas of the state on Saturday.

A statement signed by DSP Edafe Bright, Ag. Police Public Relations Officer,
Delta State Command, said that during the join security meeting, the Nigeria Army, NSCDC, Immigration, Road Safety and NDLEA, as well as DSIEC and the representatives of the two major political parties in the state, PDP and APC were all in attendance.

Adding: “In attendance was the chairman, DSIEC, CP Mike Ogbodu (Rtd), and other security agencies were duly represented; the PDP State Organizing Secretary, Chief Sunday Onoriode represented the PDP while the APC state vice chairman, Chief George Okafor represented the APC.”

According to the statement, “the CP assured all present that all modalities has been put in place to have a hitch free election,’ adding that “8,292 Police men have been deployed, special constabularies are to assist police while about
3,000 personnel from other sister agencies have all been deployed to various polling unit.”

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The statement adds that “voters are to park their vehicles at least 300meters away from the polling unit,” saying that “there will be a joint patrol team comprising of the Police, NSCDC, and the Nigeria Army to patrol round the state in a bid to ensure that all the government directives are strictly adhered to.”

The CP advised all other security agencies to ensure that their men slated to be at various polling unit are deployed today Friday 5/3/2021, so that they will be at their polling unit as early as 0800 hours on Election day.

Meanwhile, DSIEC Chairman also informed the police and other agencies present that student writing NECO exams should be allowed to move during the elections, as it is a national assignment, provided they present a valid means of identification.

At the meeting, the Commissioner also advised the representative of both the PDP and APC to talk to their supporters in order to ensure a hitch free election.

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