Commission sends monitors to observe Edo polls

The Police Service Commission has dispatched a high-powered monitoring team to monitor the conduct of policemen on electoral duties during the Saturday governorship election in Edo State.

The team is led by Mr Rommy Mom, a commissioner representing the Human Rights Organisations in the commission and also includes the commissioner representing the media, Austin Braimoh

According to a statement on Thursday by the PSC spokesman, Ikechukwu Ani, the commission has also released dedicated telephone numbers for complaints and commendation on the conduct of police during the exercise.

The numbers are 07034072677, 08050517678; 08052265260.

It stated, “The commission wishes to advise that all police officers on electoral duty in Edo State must operate within the law and rules of engagement as any infractions on the laws/rules guiding election policing by any officer will be investigated and appropriate sanctions given.”

The PSC noted that it had received assurances from the leadership of the police charged with maintaining peace and order during the election in the state that every security arrangement had been put in place to ensure hitch-free and peaceful polls.

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