Ahead of tomorrow’s elections, the Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba, has deployed three Commissioners of Police to Imo State.
A statement issued by Imo police spokesperson, Henry Okoye, said that the deployment of the three CPs was to ensure that the elections are successful.
Each of the three CPs would be in charge of the elections in the three senatorial districts in the state, the statement explained.
The CPs deployed are Banji Ogunrinde in charge of Imo East Zone ( Owerri zone), with phone number 08030790087, Chris Aimionowane, Imo West Zone( Orlu zone) with phone number 08033208267 and Alex Wannang, Imo North ( Okigwe zone) with phone number 08035486414.
The statement read, “in compliance with the IGPs directives, three Commissioners of Police have been deployed to Imo State to provide water-tight security before, during and after the 2023 elections, the officers have resumed duty and are strategizing on the already existing security architecture in order to provide effective security before, during and after the elections in all nooks and crannies of state.
“The CPs posted for the election duties in the State assured the good people of Imo State and all political actors of absolute neutrality and a level playing ground for them to exercise their civic responsibilities in the forthcoming presidential, national assembly as well as the state assembly elections respectively and has equally warned the agents of destabilization to have a rethink as officers and men are adequately equipped to deal decisively with any recalcitrant element.
“The newly posted commissioner of police and their phone numbers; 1. CP Banji Ogunrinde CP Imo East Zone with phone number 08030790087. 2. CP Chris Aimionowane CP Imo West Zone , 08033208267. 3. CP Alex Wannang Imo North 08035486414 among other officers.
“This deployment is to ensure that no stone is left unturned in providing a conducive atmosphere for the good people of Imo State to exercise their franchise and also to conduct the 2023 general elections devoid of Political thuggery and other menaces before, during and after the 2023 election.
“The CP called on all citizens to give their maximum cooperation in ensuring safety of all and to take advantage of the command’s designated emergency contact as follows; 08034773600 or 08098880197 and Also The ‘NPF rescue me app’ is also available for free download on both Android and Apple IOS users respectively.”