The last is yet to be heard on the controversies surrounding Saturday’s legislative rerun election in Rivers state, as the Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, has debunked allegations that the police favored the All Progressives Congress (APC) during the polls.
Arase stated this on Tuesday, during his one day visit to the Ebonyi State police command in Abakiliki.
While condemning the violence that had marred the election, Arase noted that the Nigerian police were professional in discharging its duties.
The IGP said: “It is not the police that ignite violence; it is the political class that ignites violence. All we do is to ensure we secure a conducive environment that can allow law abiding citizens to cast their votes in any election.”
“The situation in Rivers has nothing to do with the Police; it has something to do with the political class.”
“So, the police was neutral in the Rivers re-run and nobody can accuse us of bias or complicity or conniving with politicians or political party to frustrate the election.”
Arase urged the police to be diligent in discharging their duties and also endeavor to make friends with the public so as to effectively dispense their duties.