Newly appointed Resident Electoral Commissioner for Kaduna State, Dr Mamudah Isa, held an audience with the Commissioner of Police Kaduna State Command, CP Yekini A. Ayoku, on Thursday, November 17, 2022. Other top-level management staff of The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) were also in attendance during the meeting.
The Resident Electoral Commissioner, Dr Isa, highlighted that the visit is about preparations for the 2023 general elections. The REC and his team want to ensure that the upcoming polls go hitch-free in Kaduna state.
REC Dr Isa expressed his gratitude to the Commissioner of Police for his security assessment tour of the INEC offices within the Kaduna metropolis earlier in the week. During the visit, Commissioner Ayoku upscaled the INEC facilities’ physical security.
Following this, the REC sought further support and collaboration from the police Command to have free, fair and credible elections in Kaduna State in 2023.
Responding to the request for collaboration, CP Ayoku assured the REC of the Police Command’s and other security agencies’ continuous support, commitment and resolve in working with INEC to deliver free, fair and credible elections in the upcoming 2023 presidential polls.
At the same time, Commissioner of Police Ayoku was equally emphatic in reiterating his advice to political actors, candidates and parties to shun violence and play the game by the rules. He further stated that it would be a grave mistake to attempt to test the will and capacity of the Police Command in strictly enforcing the relevant electoral cum criminal laws.
At the reception of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) officials, the Commissioner of Police, Yekini A. Ayoku, was accompanied by various senior officials of the Kaduna State Police Command. Nigeria is hosting general elections in February. Less than 100 days are left before the day of the nationwide general elections.