BY NONYE EKWENUGO
Ahead of the Saturday Local Government election in the State, the Commissioner of Police, Kaduna State Command, CP Mudassiru Abdullahi has deployed 11000 police Personnel across the 23 LGA.
CP Abdullahi made this known during his speech at the occasion of peace accord With stakeholders, political party leaders and Aspirants at the Police Officers Mess, Kaduna State.
“It is equally important at this juncture that I stand to inform all stakeholders that in our part as security agents and Police in particular, we have made a deployment of over 11000 personnel that will ensure a hitch free exercise”.
He said ” we are ready to go into the election properly prepared to safeguard 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 election. 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”.
“So, I am calling on all the aspirants to feel proud that they have contested; proud for those who will be victorious and; proudly noble for those that though they lost, they were the reason why the people had their leaders of choice”.
While speaking, the Chairman of Kaduna State Independent Electoral Commission ( KADSIECOM), Dr. Saratu Dikko Audu said that ” we at the Commission have decided that we will not disclose who are our returning officers are, until it is time for them to do their work.
“We will disclose our returning officers at every local government at SIECOM offices, both the LG and Wards returning officers, from the LG to their point of assignment. The reason is to ensure that the results are credible and to ensure that there is no case of disappearance”.
The Chairman also said that, “the results for chairmanship will be announced at SIECOM LG office, unless the security report warrant we do it in a more secure places, we will rely on security operatives for security report.
” We will not announce the results in the Kaduna headquarter office, we will only confirm the results”.