The new acting Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has assured political parties participating in the 2019 elections that everybody will be given level-playing ground to play his or her politics.
The new IGP said this on Tuesday while speaking with State House correspondents shortly after he was decorated with his new rank by President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
He said adequate arrangements have already been made by his predecessor to make sure that free and fair and credible elections take place in Nigeria, promising to build upon the strategies put in place to make sure that we have hitch-free elections in the country.
”We will not go outside the ethics of our job to do things that are untoward,” he added.
The former IGP, Idris, who had deliberately courted controversy during his turbulent tenure, had been widely accused of being partisan in his policing of the country, showing more loyalty to Mr. Buhari and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) party than the constitution he swore an oath to defend.
The new Police chief, Adamu, hails from Lafia, Nasarawa State, and holds a bachelors in Geography.
He enlisted into the police on February 1, 1986, as a Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police and had attended senior officer courses on law enforcement, crime prevention, control and management within and outside Nigeria.
Until his appointment Tuesday, he was a directing staff at the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru, Jos, Plateau State.
But before that, he had been a commissioner of police in Enugu and Ekiti States and also Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone 5 Police Command Headquarters, Benin, Edo State.