2015 elections: Amosun calls for unbiased policing
OGUN State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun has called on authorities of the Nigerian Police Force and other security outfits
in the country to eschew all forms of partisanship and be professional in carrying out their duties during the forthcoming elections.
Amosun who made the call in Abeokuta while receiving the newly redeployed Commissioner of Police to the State in his office charged the force to hold fast to the tenets of the law and operate within its ambit.
According to Amosun, the only way to engender a peaceful, free and fair elections in the State and the country was to be fair to all, noting that, “No one should be above the law”.
“The slogan, ‘Police is your Friend’ should not be a mere statement but must be reflected in all your dealings with the people”, the Governor told the police boss.
He added, “For me, yes police is our friend but this must reflect in their relationship with people. My advice is that once you (the police) are professional in your dealing with the people and all the political parties, there would be no problem, especially when people see that no one is above the law. We would not tolerate it in Ogun. Nobody should be above the law.
This I have demonstrated and this can be seen in our conduct during the ward to ward campaign across the State,” Amosun remarked.
The Governor noted that there had been relative peace in the State since the outset of his administration, which culminated into the State being ranked as the most peaceful in the country for three consecutive years.
He promised that his administration would continue to interface with the police and other security forces to ensure that peace in the State was sustained especially during and after the forthcoming general elections.
In his response, the new Commissioner of Police, Valentine Ntomchukwu commended the Governor for his “immense support” to the force, noting that from the report he had been furnished with on arrival to the state by his men, the “Governor is police-friendly” and solicited more to the force to ensure it achieves its mandate.
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