Ekiti election: Civil Defence Corps warns officers against accepting gifts




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ADO-EKITI – The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps has warned its officers and men against soliciting or accepting gifts from and government officials in the course of the governorship polls in Ekiti.

The Commandant-General of the corps, Dr Ade Abolurin, gave the warning in Ado-Ekiti on Saturday, while addressing the officers.

He warned that any staff who solicited or accepted any form of logistic support from government or individuals in the course of the polls, slated for June 21, would be dealt with.

The commandant-general said the corps had already made adequate provisions for needed logistics for its officers and men.

According to him, it will be offensive, if they still go ahead, to either solicit for such or accept gifts from either government or politicians.

“We do not want a situation where our people will be offered support that will make them compromise neutrality.”

He said that the Ekiti State Command of the corps had equally been mobilised with necessary welfare package such as money, food and fuel for vehicles, among others.

Abolurin, who addressed senior officers ranging from unit commanders, local government commanders and area commanders, warned them against compromising during the election.

He directed the corps members to be watchful at polling booths to ensure that harmful materials, including nylon bags were not brought by any individual or group.

Abolurin, who would not disclose the total number of his men to be deployed for the election for security reasons, assured residents of adequate security.

“Our intervention in the election will be total; there will be a total coverage of the election while security will be effective.”

He announced that a special detection and control vehicle, known as “Surveillance Equipped Cameral Vehicle” had already been deployed in Ekiti.

According to him, the equipment will capture developments in a wide area, noting that there would be no escape route for criminals.

The commandant-general urged the populace to support and cooperate with security agents by giving them useful information to nib crimes at the bud. (NAN)