Some law enforcement officials have threatened to boycott the forthcoming Anambra gubernatorial election slated for November sixth within the state.
A number of the law enforcement officials who spoke with DAILY POST on situation of anonymity, stated they intend to boycott the election as a result of they had been but to be paid for the 2020 gubernatorial election they monitored in Ondo State.
The indignant law enforcement officials informed DAILY POST that over 10,000 of them, mobilised for the election on Saturday, 10 October 2020 arre but to be paid regardless of a number of appeals to the police authority, the Presidency and anxious people.
DAILY POST had reported that about ten thousand policemen out of over twenty-eight thousand policemen from twenty-eight instructions deployed to observe the election in Ondo State in 2020 petitioned President Buhari and the Inspector Common of Police, Muhammed Adamu over non-payment of their allowances.
Our correspondent recollects that the affected policemen had few days after the election, raised an alarm over the non-payment of the allowances.
The involved policemen have, nonetheless, threatened that they won’t take part within the monitoring of any election within the nation till they get their allowance for the Ondo State gubernatorial election.
A few of those that spoke with DAILY POST maintained that in the event that they had been mobilised forcefully, they won’t discharge their duties as anticipated.
One of many law enforcement officials who spoke with DAILY POST revealed that two officers whereas coming from Ondo state had been among the many victims of an explosion that occurred at Igbelajewa Village, alongside the Ilesha-Akure Expressway on Monday twelfth October 2020.
He stated, “The accident occurred at Igbelajewa Village, alongside the Ilesha-Akure Expressway. One of many officers, ASP Simiat died within the tanker explosion. The second individual remains to be on the College Faculty Hospital (UCH) responding to remedy.
One other Policeman informed DAILY POST that they won’t be inquisitive about monitoring future elections as a result of non-payment of the Ondo election allowances.
“Good morning brother. With what transpired within the Ondo election, policemen won’t be keen to go largely these exterior the involved state.
“Police job is a zombie or regimental job you have to obey the order however, they’ll’t power everybody to do the job proper when morale will not be there.
One other indignant police officer stated, “In abstract, a few of us won’t go except they power us to go. We could also be pressured to go as a result of now we have no different job at hand, the authority may even choose names from Abuja to go for the election responsibility wherever you haven’t any selection, it’s a nationwide responsibility, it’s a obligatory responsibility, its both you go or face the trial.”
However, all efforts made by DAILY POST to get a response from the Drive Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba proved abortive.
Calls put by means of his cell phone weren’t profitable whereas an SMS despatched to Mr. Mba for his response has not been responded to as of the time of submitting this report.