BENIN CITY – Political Parties in Edo State yesterday signed a peace pact just as the Commissioner of Police recently deployed to the state, Mr. Samuel Damilola Adeboyi has assumed duty in Benin City.
The Assistant Inspector-General (AIG) of Police in charge of Zone ‘5’ Mr. Musa Daura led other service Chiefs in Edo State to administer the accord for a violence-free general polls.
The event took place at the conference hall of Edo Police Command, headquarters, Benin City, yesterday.
The Deputy Chairman, All Progressives Congress (APC), Edo State Magaji Usman signed for the APC while the state chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Chief Dan Orbih endorsed for PDP.
Neither contestants nor supporters of other political parties in Edo State were in attendance at the event.
Earlier, the AIG disclosed that the ceremony was in compliance with the Inspector-General of Police (IGP’s) directive that all states in the country should replicate the Abuja peace accord of January 15, 2015.
He urged politicians and their supporters to abide by the existing electoral laws and regulations.
AIG Daura further enjoined politicians in Edo State to accommodate one another as the police and other security agencies are ready to provide adequate security for law-abiding citizens.
He also assured that security personnel would remain apolitical.
Before endorsing the peace pact, Edo APC deputy chairman, Magaji Usman called on the police and other security agencies to be alive to their responsibility as would only be guaranteed in the face of justice.
Also present at the event included the recently deployed commissioner of police to Edo State Mr. Samuel Damilola Adeboyi, Edo State Director Department of Security Services (DSS) Mr. Tukur Bakori, Comptroller of prisons, Immigration Commandant, Nigeria Defence and Civil Service Corp (NDSC), Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), representatives of Civil Society of Nigeria, among others.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police who just assumed duty in Edo Mr. Samuel Damilola Adeboyi has assured of improved security in Edo State.
He stated this while taking over from the out-going CP, Mr. Foluso Adebanjo, at the Police headquarters, Benin City, yesterday.
Mr. Foluso Adebanjo is to proceed on a course at the Nigeria Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS). Kuru, Jos.

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