- An election duty commissioner of police from Kogi state, Ali Janga, has been posted to Imo state
- Janga was posted to the state by the IGP, Ibrahim Idris, in a bid to ensure a hitch-free governorship primary of the APC
- The election which was scheduled for Sunday, September 30 was moved till Monday, October 1
Imo state’s police command, on Monday, October 1, announced that it had received an election duty commissioner of police from Kogi state, Ali Janga, posted to the state by the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris.
This came up as a way of making the state governorship primary of the All Progressive Congress (APC), is hitch-free.
Daily Sun reports that Janga declared that the IGP has demonstrated that he is an advocate of the rule of law had requested for his interim deployment to the state.
He, however, said he is not in the state for any particular politician but primarily to do his job. He, however, assured the aspirants and people of the state of transparency during the conduct of the election.
According to him, “I am here to conduct the primary election of the APC, i am not here for anybody, just here to do my job, I assure the people of the state of transparency to all the aspirants.
“While I am on duty here, there would be no carrying of election result. We would ensure the safety of everybody.”
Earlier, while handing over to Janga, the state’s commissioner of police, Dasuki Galdanchi, said his stepping aside would vindicate the rumour that he would do the biding of state government.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that Adams Oshiomhole, the national chairman of the APC said the party’s governorship primaries for Imo and Lagos states have been postponed.
The elections which were scheduled for Sunday, have been moved till Monday, October 1. He said they were shifted for logistic reasons.
The two states are scheduled to hold direct primaries to select the governorship candidate of the party.
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