The Inspector-General of Police, Muhammed Adamu has assured the nation, the police will replicate and advance the gains recorded at the Edo State Governorship election in Ondo State scheduled to hold October 10.
Penpushing reports that, Adamu gave the assurance in a statement issued by the Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba on Monday when the Convener and Co-convener, Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room, Mr. Clement Nwankwo and Barrister Esther Uzoma respectively, led other representatives of Civil Society Organizations in Nigeria on a courtesy call at the Force Headquarters, Abuja.
The police boss while appreciating the civil societies organisations for their commendable roles in the electioneering processes and their invaluable contributions toward the passage of the Nigeria Police Act, 2020, reassured that the force will continue to partner with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and other critical stakeholders in Election management towards ensuring free, fair, peaceful and credible elections, not only in the Ondo State election but in subsequent elections in the country.
Penpushing further reports that, members of the Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room congratulated the police boss 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.
The organizations also commended Adamu on, the recent outing of the force in the just concluded Edo State Governorship election and called for sustainability and improvement on the police culture in managing elections as was evident in Edo State.
Meanwhile, the meeting availed the Police leadership ample opportunity to carryout post-election analysis and general overview of the just concluded Edo State Governorship Election, in addition to getting feedback especially from the Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and Human Rights Community on necessary gains to advance and observed lapses to correct in subsequent elections.