The details of the meeting between the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr. Mohammed Adamu, and Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has emerged.
POLITICS NIGERIA understands that the number one police officer in Nigeria assured the governor of a level-playing field for all candidates in the forthcoming Edo governorship election. Adamu added that the police and other security agencies will not be bias in its operation.
Adamu also assured Obaseki that the police will not take sides with his main challenger, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The Police boss told the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, that the police will also put an end to the escalating violence in the state. He also assured the governor that the force had made adequate arrangements to secure the election.
A source at the meeting said governor Obaseki and his team thanked Adamu for accepting to see them.
According to him, “Obaseki thanked Adamu for providing security for them throughout his statewide campaign. He reported about 11 cases of violence in the state during the campaign and he accused APC of being behind the violence.
“He begged IGP to provide enough security during the elections and pleaded with him not to take sides.”
It was further learnt that Obaseki complained about Capt. Hosa Okunbo, a billionaire businessman backing Ize-Iyamu, saying the businessman was smearing his name and pleaded with IGP to rein him in.”
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