The acting Inspector General of Police, Mr Mohammed Adamu, has said no police officer is allowed to accompany any politician during the forthcoming elections.
Adamu, who spoke at the public presentation of a partnership between some stakeholders in the elections, noted that ensuring security during the conduct of the polls was the duty of every participant.
Adamu said, “Everyone has a civic responsibility in ensuring peaceful and credible elections. Election materials must be secured. Electoral officials, domestic and foreign observers must be protected.
The Independent National Electoral Commission has rolled out the ways stakeholders should conduct themselves. On our part, we assure the nation that all electoral materials will be secured and the electorate will be allowed to cast their votes without monetisation.
“No police officer is allowed to move around with any VIP on election day. Anyone, who does so in uniform or mufti will be arrested.”
He also noted that security agents would monitor ad hoc staff that could easily be manipulated, “especially National Youth Service Corps members.”