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Edo Election: IGP Orders Restriction Of Vehicular Movement

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The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the restriction of vehicular movement in Edo State during the forthcoming Edo Gubernatorial election.

According to him, this is in line with concerted efforts at ensuring public order and safety.

The election is slated to hold on Saturday, 19th September, 2020.





The restriction of vehicular movement will be from 11:59PM on Friday, 18th September, 2020 – 6pm on Saturday, 19th September, 2020. Restriction Of Vehicular Movement

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.

It is also intended to checkmate the movement of political thugs and touts.  Also, the restriction will prevent other criminally-minded individuals especially from contiguous States from hijacking and disrupting the electoral processes.

The Inspector General of Police enjoined citizens to go out en-masse on the day of the election and vote. He noted that the Police and other security agencies have been sufficiently mobilized to provide a safe, secure and conducive environment for the election.

He regretted any inconveniences the restriction order may cause the citizens.  The IGP also enjoined the citizens to see the restriction as part of necessary sacrifices towards the enthronement of democracy.

He however warns that the Force will not sit idly-by and watch citizens engage in criminality. He warned those who may want to engage in any criminal act – violent and destructive acts, snatching of ballot boxes, vote buying, vote selling, hate speeches, and other act(s) capable of compromising the electoral processes.









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