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 IGP Denies Supporting APC In Rivers Rerun

Posted: Mar 23, 2016 at 7:50 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Temidayo Akinsuyi, Lagos

Solomon Arase, Inspector General of Police, on Tuesday debunked allegations that the police  favored the ruling All Progressives Congress(APC) during last weekend’s National and State Assembly re-run elections in Rivers state.
The IGP who exonerated the police in the violence that greeted the Rivers re-run maintained that the Police discharged its duties professionally.
He spoke to reporters in Abakaliki during his one day working visit to Ebonyi state police command.
He said: “It is not the police that ignite violence; it is the political class that ignites violence. All we do is to ensure we secure a conducive environment that can allow law abiding citizens to cast their votes in any election.
‘’The situation in Rivers has nothing to do with the Police; it has something to do with the political class” he said.