The Nigeria Police Force says it will deploy no fewer than 30,000 policemen to provide security in the October 10 governorship election in Ondo State.
No fewer than 15 political parties would be participating in the election, including the All Progressives Congress, the Peoples Democratic Party, the Zenith Labour Party, the Social Democratic Party, among others.
The state Commissioner of Police, Bolaji Salami, disclosed while addressing newsmen in Akure, the state capital.
He said, “Adequate preparations have been concluded to enable the state to have a free-and-fair election. The Force headquarters have posted 30,000 policemen to all the 18 local government areas in the state.
“The Inspector-General of Police has mandated every polling unit to be secured by four highly committed and professional police officers. This is to ensure peace and security for every candidate and voters for credible election in the state.”
The commissioner warned that thuggery and violence would not be tolerated in the election while urging all the participating parties to go about their campaigns peacefully.
“Assistance from nearby commands have been put in place, adequate security is assured for voters and officials before during, and after the election,” Salami added.