Nigeria: General Elections 2019

Time until Saturday, 16 February 2019, 08:00:00 (Lagos time)

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Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, yesterday told the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr. Ibrahim Idris that the Commission would participate in any programme the

Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu (left), with the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, when the former visited the latter at the Police headquarters, Abuja yesterday over the death of two policemen who were killed during the Rivers re-run elections held on December 10.

Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu (left), with the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, when the former visited the latter at the Police headquarters, Abuja yesterday over the death of two policemen who were killed during the Rivers re-run elections held on December 10.

Nigeria Police might decide to put in place to honour the late Sergeant Peter Uchi, who was murdered alongside Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Mohammed Alkali, during the Rivers State re-run elections held on December 10.

 
The INEC Chairman made the remark when he paid a condolence visit to the Police Headquarters in Abuja, to commiserate with the IG on the death of the two policemen, who were murdered in cold blood by suspected cultists in the Ogba-Egbena Local Government Area of Rivers State.
  
Prof Yakubu informed the IG that a team, comprising a National Commissioner, retired Air Vice Marshal Ahmed Tijani Muazu and Human Resources Director, Mr. Musa Adamu also visited DSP Alkali’s residence in Minna, Nigeria state yesterday to commiserate with his family.
  
Prof Yakubu assured the IG of the Commission’s support and cooperation at all times.
   
Responding, Mr. Ibrahim said Yakubu’s visit marked the first time the Commission’s delegation had ever visited the Force Headquarters to express condolences over the loss of its officers while on election duties.
   
“This clearly shows that the lives of both INEC and Police personnel matter,” he said. He thanked the INEC Chairman and pledged continuous cooperation with the Commission.