Anambra Election and IGP Alkali’s Masterstroke
By Collins Mathew
When the Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, declared the Police’s readiness for the November 6, 2021 Anambra State governorship election and his commitment to ensure that the Police Force being responsible for internal security under his watch will act in the most professional and unbiased manner as tension and insecurity threaten even the conduct of the election,
many thought he was making the usual rhetorical statement. Nigerians remained very skeptical that the usual practice of using security agencies in favour of a particular party, candidate or the other against the popular wish of the people would mar the election.