‘Police Operatives Not Protesting Non-Payment Of Election Allowance At Nnewi’ 

Raymond Ozoji, Awka
The Police Public Relations Officer in charge of the Anambra State 2021 Governorship Election DSP Nkeiruka Nwode has debunked a purported video clip circulating on the social media where it was alleged that police operatives at Nnewi Area Command were protesting over non-payment of election allowance by the authorities.
Nwode said such video was misleading as no such thing happened today at Nnewi Area Command of the Nigeria police. She said she contacted the Area Commander and confirmed that there was no protest instead the officers were in very high spirits and ready for deployment to election duties.
She maintained that the  alleged video of police officers protesting for non-payment was not true as being portrayed in the clip and should be disregarded forthwith.
According to her, a careful study of the said video clip shows a group of personnel in high spirit awaiting deployment for the election. She said the Police was  committed in protecting the sanity of the electoral process in Anambra state.
Nwode also added that about 80% of the police officers had received their allowances; that those who have not received theirs may be due to issues associated with their banks.
She said, “There is nothing like that and like I said about 80% of them have received their allowances. If there is any of them who has not received, maybe due to technical problems with their bank accounts.
“But I believe it will be rectified but about 80% of them have been paid their allowances. So I disagree and there is nothing like protest over non-payment of election allowances.”

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