18 September 2020 by Peter Ireh
The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu has ordered the restriction of vehicular movement in the forth coming election in Edo State.
This is contained in a statement signed by the Force Public Relations Officer, Mr Frank MBA in Abuja.
According to the statement, the IGP says the restriction order is informed by the need to prevent the free flow, circulation and use of illicit arms and hard drugs and checkmate the movement of political thugs and touts and other criminally-minded individuals especially from contiguous States from hijacking and disrupting the electoral process. He enjoins citizens to go out en-masse on the day of the election and vote, noting that the Police and other security agencies have been sufficiently mobilized to provide a safe, secure and conducive environment for the election.
While regretting any inconveniences the restriction order may cause the citizens, the IGP enjoins 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 and watch citizens who may want to engage in any criminal, violent and destructive acts, snatching of ballot boxes, vote buying, vote selling, hate speeches, and other acts capable of compromising the electoral process.