President Jonathan meets with new police Acting IG

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The acting Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Solomon Arase, on Thursday met behind closed-doors with President Goodluck Jonathan at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

That was his first meeting with Jonathan since he formally took over from his predecessor, Mr. Suleiman Abba, on Wednesday.

The President had on Monday sacked Abba who was appointed the IGP about nine months ago and named Arase as his replacement.

Arase told State House correspondents that he was at the Presidential Villa to brief Jonathan of the police’s preparation for the states where the Independent National Electoral Commission will be holding supplementary elections.

He said the police had started what he called massive deployment of men and materials in the affected states.

He assured those who will conduct themselves within the ambit of the law during the electoral process adequate security.

He however added that those who may want to breach the peace during the exercise will be dealt with decisively.

Arase said, “Well, first and foremost, we still have some elections left in about three states and we are doing some massive deployment of men materials.

“That is what I came to brief the Commander-in-Chief.

“I can assure you that we are going to have a level playing field for people who want to vote on Election Day.

“The deviant, like I said yesterday (Wednesday) will be decisively dealt with.”

It will be recalled that INEC has scheduled supplementary elections for Abia, Imo and Taraba States.

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