The Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase, has extended the Police Force’s condolence to the family and friends of the late governorship candidate of the All Progressive Congress in Kogi State, Abubakar Audu.
A statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, Olabisi Kolawole, said Arase prayed to God to give the late Audu’s family and friends the fortitude to “bear the irreparable loss” and to grant the deceased eternal rest.
The IGP also commended the residents of Kogi State for their peaceful and orderly conduct during Saturday’s inconclusive governorship election and called for a similar level of corporation in the forthcoming Bayelsa State governorship election.
“The IGP is particularly pleased with the very high level of comportment, discipline, orderliness, patience and understanding exhibited by the citizens throughout the period of the election”, the statement, which was posted on the Facebook page of the Nigeria Police, read in part.
The IG also praised officers and men of the Police Force and other security agencies assigned to election duties in Kogi State for their professional conduct throughout the election and called on them to remain focused and committed in the discharge of their duties to their fatherland.