The Police Service Commission said that it has established a team to monitor the conduct of policemen during 2019 general elections.
The PSC Commissioner in charge of South-South, Austin Braimoh disclosed this shortly after a meeting with Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike at Government on Friday. He said that the action is aimed at addressing the negative contributions of the police to the electoral process.
He said: ” The Police Service Commission is setting up a team that will monitor the conduct of policemen during the general elections.
“We are mindful of the fact of that in every wrong activity during any election, the Police are usually blamed. The new board has deemed it necessary to go round the zones and sensitise that the commission will not fold its hands to watch the election manipulated”.
He said that the action is necessary because the Nigerian Police contribute 80 per cent of the security personnel for elections, hence the need for action to be taken.
He said that a 12-point guidelines have been drawn up to regulate the conduct of policemen during the elections. He said the guidelines have been circulated across the country.