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Edo Election: Police Chief Imposes Restriction On Vehicular Movement

Unic Press UK: The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has issued a guideline to ensure an orderly/peaceful conduct of elections in Edo State, which would hold on Saturday, 19 September 2020.

In a statement Thursday, the NPF public relations officer, DCP Frank Mba, announced a series of measures as ordered by the Inspector General of Police. One of the several measures/guidelines is a restriction on vehicular movement starting at 11:59PM on Friday, 18th September 2020, and ending at 06:00PM on Saturday, 19th September, 2020.

“The IGP notes that the restriction order is informed by the need to prevent the free flow, circulation and use of illicit arms and hard drugs and checkmate the movement of political thugs and touts and other criminally-minded individuals especially from contiguous States from hijacking and disrupting the electoral processes”, the statement read.

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Image may contain: 1 person, text that says "NIGERIA POLICE FORTHCOMING EDO STATE GUBERNATORIAL ELECTION " Only INEC accredited Election Monitors /observers are allowed to move around for the purpose of election monitoring and they must all wear their INEC accreditation tags. -SAYS IGP MESSAGE FROM THE FORCE PUBLIC RELATIONS DEPARTMENT"

Image may contain: 1 person, text that says "THE NIGERIA POLICE FORTHCOMING EDO STATE GUBERNATORIAL ELECTION No one is allowed to wear any cloth, emblem or colour signifying any political party to the polling units. -SAYS IGP MESSAGE FROM THE FORCE PUBLIC RELATIONS DEPARTMENT"

Image may contain: 1 person, text that says "THE NIGERIA POLICE FORTHCOMING EDO STATE GUBERNATORIAL ELECTION " No person is allowed to move around with security details around the polling units. Indeed, appropriate directives have been given for the withdrawal or scaling down of such security details around politically exposed persons and other personalities in the State until after the elections. SAYS IGP MESSAGE FROM THE FORCE PUBLIC RELATIONS DEPARTMENT"

 

 

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