Few days to the conduct of governorship election in Edo State on Saturday, there has been a change of guard at the state police command with the Commissioner of Police in the state, Chris Ezike, handing over to Oluwafimihan Adeoye at the headquarters of the state police command in Benin, on Monday.
Speaking during the handover, the outgoing Commissioner of Police, Mr Ezike, assured the people of the state that adequate security arrangements have been put in place for Saturday’s election.
He urged the new Police Commissioner, Oluwafimihan Adeoye, to implement the already laid down security arrangement for the success of the gubernatorial election.
Ezike, who has been posted to the Police College, Ikeja, as Commandant, pointed out that some elections in the country have been inconclusive because of security challenges, urging officers and men of the Edo State Police Command to remain professional and police with integrity.
Ezike said, “For the election, Nigerians are looking up to Edo State to lead so that others will follow. You either remain a professional or a ‘politician police.”
He said he was leaving Edo better than he met it, adding that cultism has been fought to a standstill, even as he urged his successor to continue in the same spirit, because according to him, cultism is the root of all crimes in the state.
In his comment, the new Commissioner of Police, Mr Adeoye, thanked Ezike for his briefs and achievements recorded, promising to improve on what he met on ground.