Restrictions have been placed on vehicular movement from 11.59 p.m. on Friday, October 9, to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 10 in Ondo State.
The order was given by the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, in a press statement made available today by the Force Public Relations Officer, Mr Frank Mba.
The statement explained that the move was necessitated to ensure effective coordination of public order and safety during the gubernatorial election.
He said this would “prevent political actors and trouble-makers from freely engaging in unpatriotic acts, circulation and use of illicit arms and hard drugs, movement of political thugs and disruption of the electoral processes”.
The IGP pleaded with residents of the state to come out enmasse to vote.
He noted that they have made adequate preparation to secure the public space for the election.
Adamu also enjoined the residents “to bear any inconveniences arising from the restriction order as it is part of necessary sacrifices to nurture and sustain democracy in the country”.
Source: Naija News