2,000 personnel deployed by police ahead of Buhari’s rally in Lafia

2,000 personnel deployed by police ahead of Buhari’s rally in Lafia

- The police in Nasarawa have made arrangement for security ahead of President Muhammadu Buhari's scheduled visit to the state

- The police say they have deployed 2,000 personnel to provide security during the president's visit

- President Buhari is expected to be in the state for his presidential rally on Wednesday, February 6

The Nasarawa state police command has said it has deployed 2,000 personnel to provide security during President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election rally on Wednesday, February 6, in Lafia, the state capital.

The command spokesman, ASP Samaila Usman, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lafia on Tuesday, February 5, that the aim was to ensure a hitch-free visit by the president.

Legit.ng gathers that Usman said the personnel were drawn from the Police Mobile Force, Counter Terrorism and Intelligence units.

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According to him, the state’s commissioner of police, Adebola Emmanuel-Longe, also deployed men of the Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) unit as well as conventional policemen.

Usman added that there would be diversion of traffic within Lafia during the period of the rally and urged the public to cooperate with the police.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) gave the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) 24 hours to publish the list of all officials and ad hoc staff that would play any form of role in the forthcoming general elections at all levels.

The national publicity secretary of the party, Kola Ologbondiyan, who made the call at a press conference on Monday, February 4, in Abuja said that the list should be published for verification by stakeholders.

Ologbondiyan said that any delay or refusal by INEC to publish the list within 48 hours would be a clear acceptance that the commission had been compromised by the All Progressives Congress (APC).

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He accused the INEC leadership of plotting to rig the forthcoming general elections for President Muhammadu Buhari APC.

The PDP spokesman also called on the international community to place the INEC chairman, directors and commissioners of the electoral body responsible for the election on its watch list in the conduct of the elections.

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