Political Parties To Get Police Detail - Coleman

3 March 2017, 3:06 pm Written by  Catherine B. Nyenkan
Published in LINA Bulletin
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MONROVIA, March 2 (LINA) - In a bid to ensure a violence-free election in October 2017, the Liberia National Police (LNP) is expected to assign officers to each political party,

Police Inspector General Gregory Coleman has disclosed.

Addressing the Ministry of Information regular press conference in Monrovia Thursday, the Police Inspector General said three police officers will be assigned to each political party.

Coleman said the officers assigned to political institutions and individuals will provide security for them and help coordinate their activities with the police.

According to Coleman, the initiative will help prevent two or more political parties holding rallies at the same time and place as was the case in the past.

Coleman assured the public that the police will do everything in its power to ensure that ballot boxes and other election materials are well protected to avoid fraud.

Meanwhile, the Police boss has said the successful and peaceful conduct of the just-ended Lofa By-election is an assurance to the Liberian people that the upcoming Presidential and Legislative election will be peaceful and violence-free.

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