No police officer is allowed to accompany any politician during the 2019 election, according to acting Inspector General of Police Mohammed Adamu.
Adamu said this on Monday ruing the public presentation of a partnership between some stakeholders in the elections.
According to him, “Everyone has a civic responsibility in ensuring peaceful and credible elections.
“Election materials must be secured. Electoral officials, domestic and foreign observers must be protected.
“The Independent National Electoral Commission has rolled out the ways stakeholders should conduct themselves.”
The Inec boss assured that “all electoral materials will be secured and the electorate will be allowed to cast their votes without monetisation.
“No police officer is allowed to move around with any VIP on election day. Anyone, who does so in uniform or mufti will be arrested.”
He also noted that the police officers will wear tags for easy identification during the election.
Nigeria begins its 2019 elections on Saturday, February 16 with the presidential election.