According to the Punch says, “The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, on Monday, disclosed that about 31,000 personnel have been deployed for the governorship election in Edo State.”
The Independent National Electoral Commission in Benin ahead of the governorship election holding on September 19 was briefed by Mr. Adamu.
It is a welcome development to calm down discrafted elements who want to instigate conflict or other means of disorderliness.
Adamu stressed that violators of electoral laws and rules during the election would be decisively dealt with irrespective of political affiliation.
He advised parents and guardians to appeal to their children and wards to resist the temptations by politicians to engage them in violence.
He said that the police and other security personnel deployed for the election have been trained to be civil in carrying out their responsibility.
He, therefore, called for cooperation from members of the public to achieve a peaceful election.
Source: The Pulse