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Election: President Jonathan Approves Purchase Of 2,500 Patrol Vehicles

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In line with his pledge to ensure maximum security of lives and property during the forth coming general elections, President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday, February 1, 2015 approved the purchase of 2,564 operational vehicles while commissioning 263 patrol vehicles.
President Jonathan, who was represented by his Vice, Namadi Sambo said the vehicles were necessary to provide adequate security and to further enhance the efficiency of the police to ensure a hitch free election.
While addressing the Nigerian police officers at the commissioning of the vehicles, Sambo quoting President Jonathan, called on all politicians and political parties to do away with all forms of violence.
He said: “The procurement of these vehicles is aimed at boosting the capacity of the Nigeria Police Force to deliver effectively, efficiently and appreciably.

“A well-equipped and adequately motivated police force will assist in no small measure to assist in ensuring the security needed in the drive to economic growth and development of Nigeria.

“In view of the strong commitment of government to provide for the NPF within available resources, it is my hope that the gesture by government will be reciprocated by assisting the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in ensuring it conducts free elections this month.

“It is also expected that the deployment of these operational vehicles will translate to enhanced surveillance of our communities in order to improve security.”

“I want to call on politicians, the aspirants, their supporters and their sympathisers to eschew all forms of violence and unlawful practices, both in words and conduct, before and after elections.“Let us eschew any form of violence. We should condemn any form of violence before, during and after elections. We should know that elections will come and go but Nigeria will remain as one nation and one people.”

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