The Police Service Commission will be deploying over 40 of its Staff to monitor the conduct of Police Men on electoral duties at the Osun State Governorship election holding this Saturday, September 22nd, 2018. The first batch of the Monitors will leave Abuja, tomorrow, September 19th, 2018.
The Commission’s Monitors will be deployed to the three Senatorial Districts and 30 Local Government Areas of the State. The Chairman of the Commission, Alhaji Musiliu Smith, a retired Inspector General of Police said the Commission will be taking the Osun monitoring exercise very serious as it will serve as a test run for the 2019 General Elections.
Alhaji Smith said the PSC Monitors have been availed with the guidelines for the conduct of Police Officers on electoral duty and also the Commission’s monitoring check list, tools he said, they will use to assess the performance of the Police.
He called on the Police Men on electoral duties in Osun State to ensure that they operate within the stipulations of the guidelines, adding that offenders will be made to face the full weight of the law.
Meanwhile the Commission has released dedicated telephone lines for Nigerians to call in the event of any infractions or exemplary performance by the Police on election duties. The lines are 08033345362, 08023313250, 08084385726 and 08055606514. The Commission can also be followed on its twitter handle @policeservicec2
The Commission’s team will be led by Bar. Rommy Mom, a Commissioner/Member, of the Board of the Commission.