The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Usman Baba has ordered the restriction of vehicular movement during the governorship and house of assembly elections on Saturday.

This is contained in a statement signed today by the force’s spokesperson Muyiwa Adejobi.

He revealed that the restriction is for all forms of vehicular movement on roads, waterways, and other forms of transportation, from 12 am to 6 pm on election day in all states where elections will be conducted with the exception of those on essential services such as INEC Officials, Electoral Observers, Accredited Media and Observers, Ambulances responding to medical emergencies, firefighters, and others.

Similarly, the IGP reiterated the ban on all security aides to VIPs and escorts from accompanying their principals and politicians to polling booths and collation centres during the election.

State-established and owned security outfits/organizations, quasi-security units, and privately-owned guard and security outfits are also barred from participating in election security management.

The Inspector General of Police, therefore, urged all citizens to be law-abiding during and after the elections even as he assures that all necessary security arrangements have been emplaced to ensure citizens exercise their franchise unhindered.

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