Don’t be partisan, NSCDC warns officials
Delta State Commandant of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Mr. Jimoh Suleiman Agboola, yesterday, warned 2,979 officers deployed to monitor Saturday elections not to be partisan.
Agboola gave the warning at a strategic summit held at the state Command headquarters in Asaba, the state capital.
While briefing the officers on their role in the governorship and state Assembly elections, he emphasised the need for them to monitor and supervise Polling Units to secure voting areas and report activities at black spots, while ensuring they operate within the guidelines of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
He said they are expected to ensure safety of accredited media personnel, protect sensitive electoral materials by providing escort when the need arises and arrest of electoral defaulters and offenders.
He stressed the need to send intelligence reports before, during and after the elections.
“No officer is permitted to grant press interviews, they should be wary of indecent behaviour in public and kill the quest for personal gains while discharging their electoral duties”, he added.
Agboola urged the officers to work in synergy with other authorised security agencies.