In a continuous effort of the Anambra State Police Command to ensure hitch-free 2023 elections in the state, the command, on Friday, hosted all the political parties and stakeholders to sign a peace accord.
The peace agreement is in line with the inspector general police’s desire to bequeath a legacy of entrenched democratic values to the country, the state police public relations officer, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, said in a release.
The commissioner of police, CP Echeng Echeng, represented by the deputy commissioner of police in charge of Finance and Administration, DCP Peter U Ozigi, noted that the pact ‘is part of the command’s strategy to further ensure a peaceful, secure, free, fair, and credible 2023 general elections’ in 2023.
He said the agreement signing provided ‘a unique opportunity to brainstorm on pathways to guaranteeing a stable internal security space during and after the elections’.
The event was witnessed by the deputy commissioner in charge of operations, DCP John Obuagbaka; Commissioner for Home Land Affairs, Hon Chikaodi Anara; the representative of INEC State resident electoral commissioner, Mr Emmanuel Isong, head of department, Election and Party Monitoring; and the representive of the Anambra State Traditional Rulers Council, His Royal Majesty HRM Igwe Sir Benneth Izuchukwu Emeka.