The Police Service Commission, PSC, has advised the Police and other security Agencies to exhibit the highest level of patriotism in ensuring that both voting Nigerians and voting materials are safe and secured.
This task was communicated through a statement by Ikechukwu Ani, Head Press and Public Relations of the oversight body of the Nigeria Police Force.
The Commission charges the security Agencies to ensure that Nigerians can freely vote and that their votes count.
The PSC also believes that the success of the 2023 General Elections depends largely on the commitment of the Police and other security Agencies on election duty.
The Commission further asked for inter Agency collaboration and synergy so that there will be visible unity in the conduct of the security Agencies.
The Commission notes that Nigerians look forward to the security Agencies for the motivation to step out and exercise their franchise.
According to the statement, the PSC informed that the its monitors have arrived their duty posts across the nation and have been part of all the pre election activities in the states.
According to Ani, “They will also participate in both the Security control room activities and the civil society situation rooms.
The statement added that the Acting Chairman of the Commission, Justice Clara Bata Ogunbiyi, (Rtd.) National Coordinator for the exercise has called on the Commission’s monitors to ensure that they exhibit a high sense of professionalism in their conduct and that they should not in any way compromise on standards set for them.
The statement started further that Justice Ogunbiyi said the Commission will decisively punish any staff who involves him/herself in any negative act.