Imo APC Primary: ‘I was not directed to deliver any aspirant’

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…caution against breach of public peace

The Commissioner of Police in charge of the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary in Imo State Ali Janga, has dismissed as laughable, speculations that he was directed to deliver a particular aspirant by the leadership of the party.

Janga who is also the Kogi State Commissioner of Police, also explained that he was only in the state for the primary election, adding that the Imo State Commissioner of Police, Dasuki Galadanchi is still in charge of the Command.

According to him, he was deployed to the State by the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris and will return to his Command immediately he concludes his official duty.

He said, “It is normal routine in the Police Force to deploy officers and men for special duties. I am in Imo State specifically for the election to ensure transparency in line with the directive of the IG. The state Commissioner of Police is still in charge of the Command, he has not been removed I am only here for the election duty”.

Janga, who was the CP in charge of the just concluded Osun State governorship election, assured all aspirants of adequate Police protection, “the Police is ready for task of providing adequate security for the primary election”.

He however cautioned politicians and their supporters against any act that could breach public peace, warning that anyone found compromising the process, will be thoroughly dealt with.

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Speaking earlier, before handing over their the Duty Order to the visiting Commissioner of Police, Galadanchi (Imo CP), said that he was only stepping for the election duty, adding that he still in charge of the Command as the CP.

Those running for the governorship primary include Ugwumba Uche Nwosu, Eze Madumere, Chucks Ololo, George Etche, Jude Ejiogu, Chris Nlemoha, Senator Hope Uzodinma, Peter Gbujie and China Anozie.

The visiting Commissioner of Police, Ali Janga and the Imo State CP, Dasuki Galadanchi.

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