The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the Nigerian Police Force, on Friday traded blames for the security lapses that marred the 2019 governorship elections in Bayelsa and Kogi States.
INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, insisted that security deployment in recent elections left much to be desired.
He vowed that ahead of future elections, the Commission would adopt a different approach to election security.
But in a tacit response, the Inspector General of Police, Muhammad Adamu, said that security operatives cannot on their own undermine an election without the collaboration of INEC officials.
He said that thugs cannot disrupt an election without working in connivance with INEC officials and politicians.
Yakubu and Adamu both made this disclosure at the meeting of the Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security (ICCES) in Abuja.