The Police Command in Ondo state said it plans to deploy 5, 000 personnel for Saturday’s local government poll in the state.
The state Commissioner of Police, Bolaji Salami, made the disclosure at a press conference held in Akure the state capital on Wednesday.
Salami said the Police are prepared for the conduct of the election.
According to the CP, the Police officers will be joined by other sister security agencies including the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) and the Department of State Services (DSS).
The Police commissioner who warned against violence before, during, and after the polls, called on all political stakeholders in the state to follow the rules of the game in the Saturday’s election.
He said arrangements are on ground to deploy additional manpower to the state ahead of the October 10 governorship election, stressing that the Police would ensure peaceful conduct of the governorship election.
Salami said police officers from neighboring states of Edo, Osun, Ogun, and Ekiti will join the over 5,000 police officers in the state for the governorship election.
For the smooth conduct of the Saturday’s poll, the Police commissioner disclosed that Police officers numbering 10 will monitor each of the polling units in the state.
He said the police have perfected all necessary arrangements for the smooth conduct of the election, adding that security of lives and property of the people are of high priority to the state police command.