Police Commissioner Salami Bolaji gave the assurance when he received a delegation of Yiaga Africa Initiative, who visited him to ascertain the level of police preparedness for the election and seek collaborative effort for peaceful Governorship elections come October 10, 2020.

Yiaga Africa team during an advocacy visit to Commissioner of Police in Ondo state

The advocacy visit to the Police became necessary according to Yiaga Africa’s Director of Programs, Cynthia Mbamalu to enable the team to discuss the critical role of police and how to partner to ensure a violence-free governorship election.

According to Cynthia, Yiaga Africa’s violence monitoring will provide timely and accurate information and early warning signals to enable immediate response from the security. Said she, “Yiaga Africa’s role as an observer group, among other functions, is to see that the police maintain an impartial stance with stakeholders, to achieve a hitch-free, fair and credible governorship election in October.”

In his response, CP Bolaji said, “the command is ready to work with the relevant bodies to ensure the success of the election. We are ready to provide security for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) officials and their materials, to ensure nothing untoward happens during and after the election.’’