Police deploy 4,300 men for Anambra senatorial rerun

By Tony Edike on 11/01/2018

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 556

Anambra CP Garba Umar
Anambra CP Garba Umar

No fewer than 4,300 policemen have been deployed for the Anambra Central Senatorial district election rerun holding on Saturday.

The Anambra State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Garba Umar, disclosed this on Wednesday at a press conference in Amawbia.

He said three policemen would man each of the 1,448 polling units in the seven local government areas involved.

The commissioner also said movement would be restricted in the seven LGAs.

He warned any group planning to foment trouble during the poll to have a rethink or be prepared to face the wrath of the law.

His statement read in part, “The Anambra State Police Command wishes to inform the general public that the Anambra State Central Senatorial election is scheduled to take place on the 13th January, 2018 at 109 wards of the seven LGAs of the state.

“Based on the above, the command wishes to inform the public that there will be restriction of movement within the affected local government areas.”

He listed the affected LGAs as Awka North, Awka South, Dunukofia, Njikoka, Idemili North, Idemili South and Anaocha.

He said, “The police and other security agencies are ready to ensure that the electioneering and voting on 13th January, 2018 are conducted smoothly without public disturbance; and assure all political parties, candidates, supporters, including the general public of their safety throughout the period of voting and collation.

“Anambra State is known for peaceful conduct of elections; I urge residents to be peaceful and orderly on the election day”.

Reminded of a Federal High Court judgment on December 13 which pronounced Chief Obiora Okonkwo the senator of the district, Umar said, “Nobody has served us with any court order stopping the election.

“Besides, police don’t conduct elections. INEC conducts elections and the commission has informed us that we should assist them to conduct the January 13 election and we shall do.

"If anybody foments any trouble during the election, we shall decisively deal with such person or persons, no matter how highly placed.”

Posted 11/01/2018 01:44:51 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

You may also like...
Corruption: Buhari signs executive order on suspicious assets...

IImmigration Service confirms Sen. Dino Melaye’s arrest

Bill on creation of state, community police passes...

Israel has halted a plan to expel African...

“You Can’t Decide For Buhari” — Northern Leaders...

Saraki’s Chief of Staff dumps APC

Maina on the run again

Kogi East: Court sacks Senator Aidoko, declares Alfa...

Ekweremadu: How Inequity, Resource Depletion Impair Prosperity, Security...

CAN president: Whose interest?

Police dismiss cop for killing motorist in Kogi...

Herdsmen attack: Police confirms death of 4 persons...

 

Latest News Two policemen allegedly killed as Melaye escapes assassination attempt Power supply remains low at 3,838MW as Fashola, Discos bicker Dasuki won’t be released despite bails, he caused 100,000 deaths – Buhari’s minister, Malami Stakeholders endorse Bill on Fed Poly, Mpu, Enugu We have ‘facts’ to prove APC rigged Ekiti poll for Fayemi – PDP Defection threats: Gov Ortom shuns peace meeting with APC Buhari’s team, APC offer opposition parties N50m —ADC Masquerades beat, injure two Catholic priests in Enugu 2019 elections: PDP considers boycott, Secondus tells Observers Rowdy ‎session as S-East senators allege Buhari’s appointments lopsided Ekiti Assembly rejects election results, adjourns till October Varsity student found dead in well after SARS invasion of hostel

 

Most Read NAFDAC eases processes, cost of registering products for MSMEs (6,207 views) Full Text of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s 2016 Budget Speech (4,418 views) Ex-Heads of State will protect Jonathan from persecution —Kukah (4,272 views) IPOB: ‘We need urgent clarifications on Nnamdi Kanu’s status, whereabouts’, UK Govt tells FG (3,785 views) ASUU strike: Senate intervention ends in deadlock (3,726 views) Ex-governor Adebayo, Keyamo, Arise, others get board appointments (3,093 views) Nigeria ripe for Restructuring Now – Nwodo in Chatham House (2,838 views) Ugwuanyi commends FG’s siting of ICT University in Enugu (2,756 views) Quit notice: Kaduna Govt obtains bench warrant against Northern youths (2,755 views) Buhari has disappointed Nigerians – Arewa Youth Forum (2,739 views) Anambra: INEC releases 37 candidates for Nov poll (2,694 views) Chime not owner of Enugu Mall – Spar (2,299 views)

 

SECTIONS NEWS (257) EDITORIAL (4) POLITICS (308) SOCIETY (96) SPORTS (12) BUSINESS (166) HEALTH (13) EDUCATION (14) ENTERTAINMENT (7) INTERNATIONAL (25) TECHNOLOGY (1) COLUMNISTS (0) LETTERS (0) OPINION (8)

 

 

Julius Agwu - Crazy Interview Demands