We will ensure violence-free polls in Ondo – IGP

The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris has assured Nigerians that the governorship election in Ondo State, slated for November 26 will be violence free.

Idris made the assurance on Thursday when he spoke at a programme titled,  ‘Security Threat Assessment for the governorship election in Ondo State’ organised  by the Cleen Foundation in Akure, the Ondo State capital.

The IGP, who was represented by

a Deputy Commissioner of Police at the Force Headquarters in Abuja, Sola Okediji promised that there would enough police officers to stop any act of violence.

He said, “It won’t be business as usual for politicians in Ondo State because the police will not tolerate any act that could lead to violence in the state. We shall resist all their plans to truncate the peace of the state before, during and after the poll.

“The police will not tolerate crisis in any part of the state. It is therefore important for the stakeholders in the election to cooperate with the police and play the game by the rules.”

Idris also warned that perpetrators of any form of violence will be arrested and charged to court.

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