IGP Redeploys Imo State Police Commissioner Ahead of Imo Gubernatorial Election
In anticipation of the upcoming gubernatorial election in Imo state, scheduled for November 11, 2023, the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, Ph.D., NPM, has made a strategic decision to redeploy the Commissioner of Police (CP) Mohammed Barde from his current post in the state to the Force Headquarters for a special duty assignment.
The development, according to the Force Spokesman, “underscores the commitment of the Nigerian Police Force to maintain the highest standards of impartiality and lawfulness throughout the electoral proceedings. It is essential to clarify that the redeployment of CP Mohammed Barde should not be construed as an indictment of his performance, but rather as a part of a broader strategy to enhance security measures, enhance transparency, and safeguard the integrity of the electoral security management.”
The IGP has made it abundantly clear that his primary objective is to provide a secure environment for all participants in the electoral process, including political parties, candidates, and the general public. The police force, along with other security agencies, is committed to ensuring that all stakeholders cooperate and adhere to the law, thereby fostering a smooth and successful election while preserving the democratic principles that underpin our nation.
This move signifies the dedication of the Nigerian Police Force to promoting peace, security, and the sanctity of the rule of law. It is a proactive measure aimed at reassuring the public and political actors of the force’s commitment to delivering a free, fair, and credible electoral process in Imo state.