ADEKUNLE ADESUJI, Abuja
The motion demanding for details of 30,000 Policemen deployed to monitor July 14 governorship election in Ekiti State was rejected in the Senate on Tuesday.
The motion was moved by Senator Dino Melaye requesting Nigerian Policemen to give details of policemen deployed in Ekiti for governorship election.
However, the request was kicked out by Senate following contributions of Senator Kabiru Marafa, who said that requesting from Nigerians for details of policemen deployed to Ekiti is not the responsibility of the Senate.
He defended Nigerian Police for deploying 30,000 because Ekiti election is an isolated case which needs attention unlike general elections which everybody will be battling with his own state.
Concurring with Senator Marafa’s contribution, the Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu stated that Police have done nothing wrong in deploying 30,000 Policemen in Ekiti for governorship election, but those deployed must be on ground to protect the lives and properties of people in Ekiti State during the election.
When the prayer of Senator Melaye was put into question, Senate rejected the request to ask Police to furnish the Senate with Police Service number deployed to Ekiti including where they are deployed.
But, Senate asked Police to provide security for Senator Dino Melaye.
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