- An ECOWAS delegation met with Nigeria's Inspector-General Police Ibrahim Idris ahead of the 2019 elections
- The delegation demanded that the election should be free, fair and held in a security-enabled environment
- IGP Idris assured the delegation that men of the Nigeria Police Force would be professional in their activities during the exercise
A delegation from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has met with the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, asking that the 2019 election must have an enabling security environment ahead of the exercise.
The delegation led by Mohammed Konte visited IGP Idris, saying it was on a fact-finding mission to Nigeria on the 2019 general elections.
Konte reportedly commended the Nigeria Police Force for its frantic efforts and giant strides in achieving and sustaining peace in Nigeria.
“While making further comments during the visit, Mohammed Konte stressed the importance of election security and the utmost need for a peaceful 2019 general elections in Nigeria, assuring that ECOWAS will play its roles to ensure that this is achieved,” a statement from the law enforcement agency to Legit.ng stated.
The statement said Idris welcomed the delegation and expressed his delight to have them at the Nigeria Police Force headquarters.
“He also acquainted the delegation with the administration of the force, the strength and spread of the Nigeria Police Force across the country.
“The Inspector General of Police equally briefed the delegation on the readiness of the Nigeria Police Force to ensure and guarantee a secure environment for a free and fair 2019 general elections in the country," the statement said.
He thanked the ECOWAS delegation for the visit and their supports to the police.
He also assured them that the force would not relent in ensuring that peace reign supreme in Nigeria, and the election security achievements recorded in the states governorship elections held recently in some parts of the country are improved upon in 2019.
Legit.ng earlier reported that President Muhammadu Buhari recently assured Nigerians and the international community that the 2019 general elections will be free and fair.
The president said the 2019 election will also usher another clime of maturity, peace and unity. He noted that there was more political consciousness in the country evident by the increased number of registered political parties.
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