Kwara police chief commends conduct of voters, INEC officials during polls

The Commissioner of Police in Kwara, Paul Odama, has expressed satisfaction with the conduct of the electorate and INEC officials in Saturday’s governorship and state Assembly elections.

This is contained in a statement signed by the command’s  spokesperson, Okasanmi Ajayi, in Ilorin on Saturday.

According to him, in a bid to ensure the conduct of the gubernatorial and state House of Assembly elections runs smoothly, the police chief visited several polling units across the state.

Mr Odama, in accompany of the Commissioner of Police on election in Kwara, visited several voting units spread across Ilorin West, South and East Local Government Areas of the state.

“His visit to some already identified volatile areas in the Ilorin metropolitan city prevented a breakdown of law and order by some agents of some political parties,” he added.

While commending the security agents posted on duty at all the polling units visited, Mr Odama equally appreciated the conduct of voters and INEC officials.

“The CP inspected some of the materials to be used for the elections while ensuring that the security men posted to provide security at the INEC office were formidable and up to the task.

“The sorting and announcement of election results in some of the polling units has started.

“The CP assures the good people of Kwara State of adequate security even after the elections,” he said.

He, however, warned residents to avoid being used as canon-fodders by politicians that don’t mean well for the state.

He said that any one arrested for any crime, be it electoral or otherwise, would be made to feel the weight of the law.

“As the command is already preparing the ones arrested for prosecution after the elections,” he stated.


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