Inspector-General of Police (IG), Mr. Mohammed Abubakar
By Yemi Akinsuyi
The Inspector-General of Police (IG), Mr. Mohammed Abubakar, has commended the people of Ondo State for their peaceful conduct during and after the October 20 governorship election in the state.
Abubakar also appreciated the high level of turn out, discipline, orderliness, patience and understanding displayed by the people even in the face of some operational and logistic challenges.
This development, according to a statement signed by the Force Spokesperson, Mr. Frank Mba, a Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP), had proved that democracy had come to stay in Nigeria.
Abubakar, who commended other security agencies for assisting to make the job easier, said: “It is also an affirmation of the age-long position of the Force that security is the task of everyone and that the responsibility of policing a nation should not be left to the Police and the security agencies alone. One of the positive fall-outs of the Ondo State election is the clear message that the Nigeria Police can amicably and successfully work with the general public, in the discharge of its constitutional responsibility of protecting life and property.”
Abubakar, therefore, enjoined Nigerians in all works of life, irrespective of differences in tribe, tongue and culture; to emulate and replicate, not just in political and election-related matters, but in all ramifications of life, the maturity displayed by the people of Ondo State.