The Inspector General of Police, Suleiman Abba has issued a public communique that there will be a vehicular movement restriction on this Saturday, 11th April, in all 36 states except the federal territory in the capital. The restriction will be from 8.00 am – 5 pm to expedite the free operation of the State gubernatorial and State Assembly elections running simultaneously on Saturday.
However, the restriction will not apply to public essential services vehicles such as those from the security or police forces, ambulances, fire services and INEC.
“The restriction excludes vehicles on essential duty such as Fire Service, Ambulances and vehicles used by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and law enforcement/security agencies.
There is no restriction of vehicular movement in the Federal Capital Territory as there is no election taking place there on the said date.
The IGP assures that adequate security logistics and manpower have been strategically deployed to achieve a most conducive electioneering atmosphere. In this regard, Policemen for election duty have been properly briefed on their roles as stipulated in the Electoral Act. They are expected to be professional, non-partisan, civil but firm in their approach and relation to the public.
Meanwhile, citizens are enjoined to remain vigilant and report all suspicious movements or dealings to appropriate Police authority.”
Ag. CP EMMANUEL C. S. OJUKWU, psc
FORCE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER,