Arguments for and against the establishment of State Police Force have been going on for quite some time now. Proponents of state police argued that this was a consistent with the principle of true federalism and decentralization of powers and that the arrangement would enable the states to effectively maintain law and order especially during emergencies. They criticized section 215(4) of the 1999 Constitution for hindering governors from the exercise of his power as Chief Security Officer of the state. Opponents of state police hinged their theses on the fear of the abuse to which State Governor may subject the police. The fears include those of harassment and intimidation of politics opponents and perpetration of electoral fraud.