Bayelsa Guber: We Will Collaborate With INEC – Security Operatives #Beekhaybee

The Commissioner of Police for Bayelsa
state, Nasiru Oki, and other security
operatives newly deployed to the state
ahead of the December 5 Governorship
poll, have declared that they will
collaborate with officials of the
Independent National Electoral
Commission (INEC) to ensure a free, fair,
credible and peaceful election.
The new Bayelsa state Police boss gave
the indication, while briefing Government
House correspondents shortly after the
33rd Security Council meeting presided
over by Governor Seriake Dickson in
Government House, Yenagoa.


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Oki who said officers and men of the
Police Force were adequately prepared
and ready for the elections noted that, the
Inspector General of Police (IGP) has
assured them of the provision of adequate
personnel and logistics to ensure a hitch-
free election.
The Commissioner of Police explained
that in line with the policy thrust of the
IGP, the command would mobilize
members of the public to participate in
community policing towards securing
their areas.
According to Oki: “One of the policy
thrusts of the Inspector General of police
is the participation of the community
people in securing their areas so we are
going to mobilize members of the public
to participate in community policing. The
strategy is already on the ground. We
have already done our operational orders
as regards who should do what, when to
do what and we will work in conjunction
with INEC officials.”
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In the area of crime bursting Oki said the
command has mapped out strategies to
be adopted in ridding the state of
criminals and warned criminally minded
people who are bent on fomenting trouble
in the state to have a change of heart or
be ready to dealt with decisively.
The Commander, Joint Task Force,
Operation Pulo Shield, Maj. Gen. Alani
Okunlola in his comment said the Security
Council meeting deliberated on the
emerging threat to lives and property and
identified areas, where they need to beef
up security, to make the state safe.
Governor Seriake Dickson who spoke
earlier at the meeting said his
administration would work closely with
the security agencies towards maintaining
law and order, stressing that, acts
capable of undermining the security and
sovereignty of the state and country
would decisively dealt with according to
The Governor condemned the recent
protests by pro-Biafra youths in some
parts of the country and urged other
ethnic nationalities residing in Bayelsa to
remain law abiding and conduct
themselves peacefully, particularly as the
governorship election approaches.
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The Governor solicited the cooperation of
members of the Security Council,
especially the newly deployed security
officers recently posted to the state to
work assiduously to ensure that they
bring their wealth of experience to
improve upon the existing peace and
stability in the homogeneous Ijaw state.
The major political parties are already
exchanging words ahead of the election,
four days ago the Peoples Democratic
Party alleged foul play ahead of the polls ,
saying the All Progressives Congress had
plans to rig the election.
In return, the APC campaign organization
accused the PDP and GovernorDickson of
planning to create mayhem in the state.