We’re ready for APC Convention in Lagos – Police, Civil Defence

The Lagos State Police Command said on Tuesday that it has deployed enough police officers to provide adequate security during Wednesday’s National Convention of the All Progressives Congress, APC.

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, also said it that had deployed its officers to assist in providing security during the event.

The convention, billed for Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, will elect the party’s presidential candidate for the 2015 election.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Ngozi Braide, said “we have enough men on ground who are adequately kitted for the primary.

“We know the responsibility for the process to be credible is rested on us and we are aware of it.

“We are willing, as usual, ‎to discharge that responsibility to the best of our ability just like we have been doing in all other elections.

“We know tomorrow’s election will be a bigger one and we expect more people to come into the state,’’ she said.
“The Commissioner of Police, Kayode Aderanti, was around yesterday to see things for himself and he will be moving around today to monitor the situation again.

“Arrangements have been put in place like traffic control, security, surveillance, sniffer dogs and every other thing needed to ensure a hitch-free convention.

“We are deploying our full arsenal to make sure that the election is credible,” he said.

Also, Chibuzo Mefor, Public Relations Officer, Lagos State Command of NSCDC, said the corps had deployed 500 officers to collaborate with the police to provide security.

He said the officers were already on ground from Tuesday and would keep vigil at the venue ahead of the convention.



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  • fosi

    Jitti! This write up is something else! Tremendously enlightening. Sadly not even one law maker can read and understand this. That is our biggest wahala in this country: our senators are not deep,and they don’t read. This reflects in everything they do. Their shallowness is their greatest undoing. Jitti by now should be a San, but no. Those justices put up sanship for sale, thereby keeping it out of reach from our best.