From Obinna Odogwu, Awka
Anambra State Police Command, yesterday, asked political parties to submit election timetables and campaign movements to facilitate proper security arrangements ahead of the 2023 general elections.
Commissioner of Police, Echeng Echeng, made the request during a meeting with political parties at the command’s headquarters in Amawbia, Awka South Local Government Area of the state.
Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Tochukwu Ikenga, in a statement, quoted the CP as ordering officers of the command to display high level of professionalism and operate within the ambit of the law while discharging their duties during the campaigns and election.
“The Commissioner of Police Anambra State Command, CP Echeng Echeng, today 27/9/2022 meet with leaders of political parties in the state at his office, Command headquarters Awka and urge them to promptly notify the command of their activities of campaign as they commence political campaigns across the state.
“The CP alluded to the fact that campaigns are a critical part of the electioneering process. This, therefore, will enable the Command provide adequate security for the safety of participants for such events. The Command shall also deploy other tactical and operational units as well as traffic control policemen to strategic points to ensure that the existing public safety and order in the state is sustained.
“The teams are expected to carry out security patrols, surveillance, traffic control and patrols in conjunction with sister security agents. This will definitely prevent criminal elements/hoodlums from taking advantage of unsuspecting party faithfuls and properly secure such events.”