Police restricts vehicular movement in Ondo ahead of elections
NEWSMAN, Abuja – Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the restriction of vehicular movement from 11:59 pm on Friday to 6 pm on Saturday, in Ondo State.
Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba, in a statement on Friday, said the order is part of efforts by the Force to ensure effective coordination of public order and safety during the gubernatorial election.
“The IGP reiterates that the vehicular restriction order, among other things, is aimed at preventing political actors and trouble-makers from freely engaging in unpatriotic acts – circulation and use of illicit arms and hard drugs, movement of political thugs from contiguous States to Ondo State and disruption of the electoral processes, etc – which are inimical to the dictates of the electoral laws”, Mba said.
He assured that adequate security arrangement has been emplaced to secure the public space for the election.
“The IGP also enjoins the citizens to bear any inconveniences arising from the restriction order, noting that the order is part of necessary sacrifices we all have to endure to nurture and sustain democracy in the country”, he added.
According to the Police Spokesman, “anybody who engages in snatching of ballot boxes, vote-buying, vote-selling, hate speeches, and any other activity capable of compromising the integrity of the electoral process will be brought to book”.