New Edo State CP Set For Governorship Election

Police,Edo State Governorship ElectionThe newly appointed Commissioner of Police in Edo State, Mr Olafimihan Adeoye, says all security arrangements made so far to ensure a smooth conduct of the September 10 governorship election will remain untouched.

Mr Adeoye made the statement on Monday in an interview with Channels Television shortly after resuming work at the Police Headquarters in Benin City, the state’s capital in south-south Nigeria.

The Police Commissioner took over from Mr Chris Ezike who had been redeployed to the Police College in Ikeja, Lagos State.

Meanwhile, some candidates of the West African Examination Council (WAEC) of the General Certificate Examination (GCE) have called for the postponement of the Edo State governorship election.

The examination applicants voiced their demand in a protest, at the Government House in the state’s capital with placards bearing various inscriptions.

They said that holding the examination and the poll on the same day would disenfranchise them.

The GCE candidates also took their protest to the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission and the secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party in Benin City.

Edo Governorship Election: Sultan Of Sokoto Calls For Peaceful Conduct

Sultan of Sokoto, Sa'ad Abubakar, Edo governorship electionThe Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar, has emphasised the need for a violence free exercise in the coming Edo State governorship election.

The Sultan, who is also the President-General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, made the call during the council’s visit to Edo State Government House in Benin City, the state capital in south-south Nigeria.

In his remarks, Governor Adams Oshiomhole commended the monarch’s visit and supported his call.

He noted that an individual’s conscience and not religion has a more important role to play in the decision concerning whom to vote for in any election.

The visit came a day after the presentation of the Register of Voters for the September 10 governorship election to the various political parties by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The presentation of the register, which is a key criterion for the conduct of the upcoming poll, is also in line with section 20 of the Electoral Act.

Edo Election: INEC Presents Voters Register To Parties

INEC, Edo StateThe Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has presented the Register of Voters for the September 10 governorship election in Edo State in southern Nigeria to the various political parties.

The presentation of the register is a key criterion for the conduct of the upcoming election.

It is also in line with section 20 of the Electoral Act.

Meanwhile, security agencies in the state said they were prepared for the task of providing adequate security for the conduct of the forthcoming governorship election.

The Edo State Commissioner of Police, Mr Chris Ezike, gave the assurance on behalf of other sister security agencies in the state.

Campaigns are already ongoing, with the political parties making efforts to woo voters.

Edo Police Scuttle Bomb Attack On Oil Well

Police-explosives-BornoA team of Explosives Ordinance Detectives (EOD) from the Edo State Police Command have defused an Improvised Explosive Device planted on an oil well head at Gelegele Oil Field in Ovia North East Local Government of Edo State.

Edo State Commissioner of Police, Mr Chris Ezike, while speaking to Channels Television on the incident urged the public to remain calm as security has been beefed up in the area.

The Edo Police Command at the force headquarters in Benin City, the Edo State capital also paraded ten suspects arrested for kidnapping, armed robbery and cybercrime.

Auchi Polytechnic Riot: Police Arrest 94 Suspects

Auchi Polytechnic, Police Police have arrested 94 suspects for their alleged involvement in the riot that took place in the Federal Polytechnic, Auchi in Edo State.

The Edo State Commissioner of Police, Mr Chris Ezike, gave the figure on Friday during a visit to the school for damage assessment in southern Nigeria.

He vowed that the perpetrators of the vicious act would be brought to justice.

The Police Commissioner said that the suspects who were mostly students of the institution had been charged.

The acting Rector of Auchi Polytechnic, Mr Jafaru Buraimah, refuted claims that the protest was said to have been triggered by the school’s “no fee-no examination policy”.

The riot led to the destruction of at least 160 vehicles and other school property allegedly worth millions of Naira.