About ten thousand (10,000) Policemen deployed to observe the gubernatorial election in Ondo State in 2020 have once more petitioned President Muhamadu Buhari and the Inspector Common of Police, Muhammed Adamu over the non-payment of their allowances.
DAILY POST gathered that over twenty-eight thousand (28,000) policemen from twenty-eight (28) instructions and formations have been deployed to observe the gubernatorial election which held in Ondo on the tenth of October, 2020
DAILY POST gathered that although among the policemen who monitored the election have been paid, about ten thousand others haven’t been paid their allowances.
Our correspondent remembers that the affected policemen had, just a few days after the election, raised an alarm over the non-payment of the allowances.
Additionally they in January 2021 appealed to Buhari and Adamu to pay their allowances.
The cops in an open letter addressed to Buhari and Adamu, reminded the IGP and different involved authorities that their Ondo election allowances had not been paid regardless of a number of guarantees within the final 4 months.
In an open letter despatched to DAILY POST in Ibadan on Thursday, the affected policemen claimed that they had used their private sources to cater for a federal task.
“In obedience to the IGP’s directive, all officers drafted to Ondo State for the aim of the election have been all bodily current at their completely different locations of task per week forward of the election.
“All of us remained there till a stand-down directive message was obtained from Abuja, no feeding, no lodging allowances have been supplied. All of us used our private funds for feeding, lodging amongst others.
“A lot of us haven’t been paid. About six weeks after the election, there was a newspaper publication in respect of the non-payment of allowances, because of complaints from a few of us.
“Then, the IGP despatched one other sign, assuring officers and males that their allowance can be paid.
The involved policemen additionally known as on the IGP and different involved authorities such because the Police Service Fee, Impartial Electoral Fee (INEC), Ministry of Overseas Affairs and the Presidency to do all inside their energy to pay their allowances.
Nonetheless, all efforts made by DAILY POST to get a response from the Drive Public Relations Officer, Mr. 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 replied as on the time of submitting this report on Thursday.