Imo State Police Command has issued a disclaimer over a report posted on social media alleged to have been issued by the Command regarding the Governorship primary election of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in the State.
The Command in a one paged statement endorsed by her Public Relations Officer (PPRO),SP Orlando Ikeokwu and made available to news men in Owerri on Tuesday stated that the report did not emanate from Command.
According to the Police Spokesperson ” For purpose of clarity, where the Command is directed or invited to witness the conduct of any Governorship Primary Election or any other Primary Election as the case may be, the Command usually prepares a report on such election and forwards it to the Force Headquarters, Abuja after the conduct of the said election. Where a person(s) or body applies for such report, the established command procedure is that a copy of the particular report sent to Force Headquarters, Abuja will be certified by the Officer-in-Charge of Legal Department of the Command and issued to said person or body that have applied for same, consequent upon the approval of the Commissioner of Police,of the concerned State”.
He pointed out that the command does not send report of elections to a person or persons as purportedly done in the present report posted on social media.
Ikeokwu further inform that With respect to the Governorship primary election of APGA in Imo State, the command is in receipt of an application for a report written by one Stephen Anugbom. The said application was in line with the established command procedure and has been forwarded to the Officer-in-Charge Legal Department of the Command for necessary action and is yet to issue the certified true copy of the report to the applicant.
He also stated that the reaction is to ensure that the general public is properly guided and not misled by the false police report posted on social media.