The Ekiti State Police Command says it is well prepared for the conduct of the state House of Assembly supplementary election scheduled for March 23 by the Independent National Electoral Commission.
The Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Caleb Ikechukwu, gave the assurance in a statement in Ado Ekiti on Wednesday.
Ikechukwu warned those planning to disrupt the exercise to steer clear or face the consequences.
He said in view of the security arrangements for the supplementary election, the state Police Commissioner, Amba Asuquo, had ordered that security be beefed up in the only constituency area involved.
The police spokesperson reiterated the Police commitment toward a more peaceful conduct of the election in Ekiti East Constituency 1 where the supplementary election would be held.
According to him, the Police, as the lead agency for internal security management and maintenance of law and order, will at all times perform its constitutional and statutory duties.
He implored the people of Ekiti East Constituency 1 to be law abiding and avoid being used to cause disturbance of public peace and violation of electoral laws on the election day.
Ikechukwu solicited the support and cooperation of the public, warning that the Police would deal decisively with any person or group of persons making sinister plans to disrupt the supplementary poll.
He urged residents to contact the control room of the command on 08062335577 for any emergency before, during and after the poll.