Police announces vehicular movement restrictions for Saturday's elections


The Nigerian Police Force has announced restriction of movement on Saturday’s presidential elections holding across the nation.

According to the Inspector General of Police, Suleiman Abba, there shall be no vehicular movement across the nation on Saturday March 28 when eligible voters would be participating in the presidential elections.

A statement made available to IBPulse.com and signed by the Force Public Relations officer, CP Emmanuel Ojukwu reads, “As part of efforts to ensure adequate security in the forthcoming general elections across the Federation on Saturday 28th March, 2015 and 11th April, 2015, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Suleiman Abba, has ordered the restriction on vehicular movements as follows:

“Saturday 28th March, 2015, 8.00am – 5.00pm only. Saturday 11th April, 2015 8.00am – 5.00pm only”

“This total restriction of movements order applies to all, except for Ambulances, Fire service trucks and others on essential duties.

“Consequently, travellers and citizens who intend to use roads on these days and hours are advised to plan alternative times for their travelling.

“While expressing his regrets over the inconveniences that road users and the general public may encounter as a result of this restriction, the IGP appeals for the understanding and cooperation of the entire citizenry, as the restriction is done in the nation’s interest.

“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 trained, briefed and sensitized 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.

If you are like me and your polling station is very far from where you live, the trick is to leave your house as early as possible.

Remember, vote not fight.


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