Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Police Order Restriction Of Movement From 12 am to 6 pm On Election Day

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The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Usman Alkali has ordered the restriction of vehicular movements across Nigeria ahead of the 2023 general elections.

The police force spokesperson, Muyiwa Adejobi, in a statement on Wednesday, noted that the restriction will be from 12am to 6pm.

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“Consequent to the first part of the 2023 General Elections – the Presidential and National Assembly Elections – scheduled to hold on Saturday 25th February 2023 across all States of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, psc(+), NPM, NEAPS, FDC, CFR, has ordered a restriction of all forms of vehicular movement on roads, waterways, and other forms of transportation, from 12 am to 6 pm on election day with the exception of those on essential services such as INEC officials, electoral observers, ambulances responding to medical emergencies, firefighters, etc”.

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He explained that the move became necessary so as to ensure a secure environment for the 2023 elections and the management of law and order.

The IGP also restricted security aides and escorts from accompanying their principals and politicians to polling booths and collation centres during the elections.

With two days to the presidential election, and the naira scarcity still hitting the whole country hard, Nigerians hold their breath for the messiah who will emerge from the 2023 election polls.

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