Inspector-general of Police orders Vehicular Restriction for Governorship elections on March 18th
The inspector-general of police, Usman Alkali Baba has today ordered the restriction of all forms of vehicular movement on roads, waterways, and other forms of transportation, from 12am to 6 pm on Saturday, 18th March, 2023 for the governorship and state house of assembly elections.
However, those on essential services such as officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), electoral observers, accredited media and observers as well as emergency responders are excluded.
This directive was disclosed by the Force Spokesman, Muyiwa Adejobi where he added that the Federal Capital Territory is excluded from the curfew as no election is being conducted there.
In the statement, he added “Similarly, the IGP reiterates 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.”
The IGP also barred state-established security outfits and privately-owned outfits from participating in election security management. State-owned security outfits include the Benue State Community Volunteer Guards, the Amotekun Corps, Ebubeagu, amongst others.
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