The Commissioner of Police in Ondo State, Oyeyemi Oyediran, has ordered the restriction of vehicular movement within the state between midnight and 6p.m. on Saturday owing to the Presidential and National Assembly elections.
The News Agency of Nigeria reported that the restriction order was contained in a statement issued on Thursday in Akure by the Ondo State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Funmilayo Odunlami-Omisanya.
Oyediran stated that the order was in line with the directive of the Inspector-General of Police, Alkali Usman Baba.
She, however, explained that there are exceptions, which included, INEC officials, electoral observers, ambulances, fire fighters and others on confirmed essential and emergency services.
The statement read in part, “There will be no movement or escort of VIPs throughout the election period, while the state security outfits are not allowed to be part of such VIP movements.”
The CP assured the people of the state of adequate security throughout the exercise, soliciting their cooperation in ensuring a peaceful conduct during the elections.
He, therefore, urged those with complaints during the elections to call the police’s control room numbers 07034313903, 09055543970 and 09055605807.
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