- We’re set for credible election – Commission
Ahead of Saturday’s local government election in the state, the Commissioner of Police, Kaduna State Command, CP Mudassiru Abdullahi, has announced the deployment of 11,000 policemen across the 23 LGAs.
He made the disclosure yesterday on the occasion of a peace accord meeting among stakeholders, political party leaders and aspirants at the Police Officers Mess, in Kaduna.
He said, “It is equally important at this juncture that I stand to inform all stakeholders that on our part as security agents and police in particular, we have made a deployment of over 11,000 personnel that will ensure a hitch-free exercise.
“We are ready to go into the election properly prepared to safeguard the lives and property of all citizens before, during and after the election.
“I have directed my officers to ensure that they conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of extant laws and regulations guiding their conducts during elections and deal decisively with any person or group who may try to truncate the peaceful election process.
“The beauty of any democratic process is embedded in its awesomeness of availing people the unique freedom of choice which is firstly recognised during elections.
“Thus, if we cannot get it right in ensuring the people freely choose their leaders, then I doubt if we can make it right in subsequent democratic ideals.”
Chairman of Kaduna State Independent Electoral Commission (KADSIECOM), Dr. Saratu Dikko Audu said, “we are set for credible election.”