Deploying 30,000 policemen to Ekiti state for election is unacceptable - APC senator

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Deploying 30,000 policemen to Ekiti state for election is unacceptable - APC senator

- 30,000 police personnel have been deployed for the July 14 governorship election in Ekiti state

- Deputy Senate Leader, Bala Ibn Na’Allah said the deployment was unacceptable

- He wondered why the authorities could not deploy 10,000 police personnel to secure the lives of people in Zamfara state

Deputy Senate Leader, Bala Ibn Na’Allah, on Tuesday, July 10, said the 30,000 police personnel deployed to Ekiti state for the July 14 governorship election was unacceptable.

Na’Allah, an All Progressives Congress (APC) senator from Kebbi state wondered why large number of policemen should be deployed for an election when the authorities could not deploy 10,000 policemen to secure the lives of people in Zamfara state, who have been attacked by bandits in recent times.

The senator, who was speaking while leading the debate on his bill that sought to repeal the Police Act and re-enact the Police Reform, said such action was not part of the APC manifesto.

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His words: “Thirty-thousand policemen to supervise an election in Ekiti while they could not mobilise 10,000 men to stop the killings in Zamfara and other places? Our party, the APC that I represent will frown at this. It is not part of our manifesto; it is not what we promised the people and I am sure that the president himself knows that this is not acceptable.

“We would continue to tell the people that we will not leave our promise; that is why we are before you for the reform. Let it not be a situation where a killing would be involved and we have 10,000 police and an election is going on and we have 30,000 police.

“I don’t like that situation. I think that it does not represent what we stand for as a party, and therefore we would seek the indulgence of our colleagues to reform this institution that is called the Nigeria police.”