The Police Service Commission has assigned the former Director of the Civil Society Directorate of the All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Council, Hajiya Najatu Mohammed, as one of the coordinators who will supervise conduct of police officers during the general elections.
The commission also appointed 44 others to conduct the next general elections across the 36 States in the country and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
According to the spokesman of the commission, Ikechukwu Ani, who disclosed this in a statement, noted that the coordinators would be led by the acting chairman of the commission and a retired justice of the supreme court, Clara Ogunbiyi.
“The Commission warns that it will sanction any police officer involved in any form of misconduct before, during or immediately after the elections as it is determined to ensure that Police men on election duties must conduct themselves within the approved rules and regulations.
“Dedicated telephone numbers for the public to report misconduct or exemplary behavior of Police Officers on duty have been provided to assist Nigerians play a major role in enthroning civil participation in election policing.
“Acting Chairman of the Commission, Justice Clara Bata Ogunbiyi, JSC rtd, CFR will be leading the Commission’s strong delegation as the National Coordinator and assisted by the Honourable Commissioners representing the six geo-political zones as Zonal Coordinators.
“The Permanent Secretary and Secretary to the Commission, Dr. Ifeoma Adaora Anyanwutaku will serve as the Deputy National Coordinator,” Ani said.
He further said the commission’s monitors will benchmark police conduct during the elections with the approved standard operational guidelines for Police conduct.