The commissioner of police, Enugu State Command, CP Ahmed Ammani, has promised adequate security during the 2023 general elections.
Ammani stated this when he held an interactive meeting with leaders of political parties in the state.
According to a release by the state police public relations officer, DSP Daniel Ndukwe, the CP used the opportunity to seek ‘maximum cooperation and support of the political parties to make the exercise hitchfree’.
He also promised that the command would work ‘vigorously to ensure that political activities and the elections proper are carried out under a peaceful and secured atmosphere in the state’.
Ndukwe stated that, “CP Ammani, while further reassuring party leaders of the command’s commitment to providing security for them during the forthcoming campaigns, charged them to ensure that they give the police prior notice of their activities to aid actions.
“He reminded them that politics is never a do-or-die affair; hence they should eschew all forms of political bitterness and rancour, as well as desist from acts capable of breaching public peace.”
Our correspondent gathered that the party leaders commended the commissioner’s foresight in convening the meeting, and assured him of their commitment to adhere to extant laws governing political parties’ activities before, during and after the general elections.
The leaders however requested a level playing field from the police.
Political parties at the meeting were Accord Party (AP), Action Alliance (AA), Action Congress (AC), Action Democratic Party (ADP), African Alliance Congress (AAC), African Democratic Congress (ADC), All Progressive Congress (APC), All Progressive Congress (APC), All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), All Progressive Party (APP), Allied Peoples Movement (APM), Boot Party (BP), Labour Party (LP), National Rescue Movement (NRM), New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP), People’s Redemption Party (PRP), Social Democratic Party (SDP) and Young Progressive Party (YPP).