IGP Orders Movement Restriction on Election Day
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IGP Orders Movement Restriction on Election Day

Usman Baba, the Inspector General of Police (IGP), has ordered the restriction of vehicular movement during the governorship and house of assembly elections on Saturday.

This statement was signed on Thursday by Muyiwa Adejobi, the force’s spokesperson. The restriction has been said to take effect from 12 am to 6 pm.

According to the statements, the restriction of all forms of vehicular movement on roads, waterways, and other forms of transportation, from 12 am to 6 pm on election day in all states where elections will be conducted with the exception of those on essential services such as INEC Officials must be observed as a result of the forthcoming Gubernatorial and State Houses of Assembly elections scheduled to hold on the 18th of march, 2023.

The Federal Capital Territory was excluded as there would be no election conducted there.

The IGP restated the ban on all security aides to VIPs and escorts from accompanying their principals and politicians to polling booths and collation centres during the election.

“State-established and owned security outfits/organizations, quasi-security units, and privately-owned guard and security outfits are also barred from participating in election security management”, he said.

The statement partly reads that the Inspector General of Police urges all citizens to be law-abiding during and after the elections with assurance that all necessary security arrangements have been emplaced to ensure they exercise their franchise unrestrained.

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