Anambra CP urges political parties to submit schedule of rallies


… Tasks Police officers on professionalism

The Commissioner of Police, Anambra State, CP Tony Olofu has reiterated his earlier request for political parties to forward schedules of their political activities to the command as they commence political campaigns in the state.

The CP who re-echoed the request today in Awka, the Anambra State capital alluded to the fact that campaigns were critical part of the electioneering process added that this, therefore, would enable the Police high command provide adequate security for the safety of participants at such events.

Olofu assured that the command would 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 was 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 hoodlums from launching attacks on unsuspecting party faithful and properly secure such events”, he said.

He, however, admonished such officers that would be deployed for this assignment to display high level of professionalism and operate within the context of the law.

He also called on members of the public to coordinate themselves and cooperate with the police and other security agents in the course of discharging their constitutional responsibilities.

Photo: CP Tony Olofu, Commissioner of Police, Anambra State.

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