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Edo election: IGP orders restriction of vehicular movement

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Ahead of Saturday governorship election in Edo State, the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has requested the limitation of vehicular movement from 11.59pm on Friday to 6pm on Saturday.

The IG noticed that the request was informed by the need to forestall the free flow, dissemination and utilization of illegal arms and hard medications and checkmate the movements of political hooligans as well as other crimes that can jeopardise the credibility of the election.

The IG in an announcement by the force spokesman, DCP Frank Mba, urged the residents to go out in mass on the day of election and vote, taking note that the police and other security organizations have been adequately prepared to give a protected, secure and favorable condition for the election.

He cautioned that the Force would not approve savage and ruinous acts, snatching of ballot boxes, vote buying, vote selling, hate speeches, and different acts fit for trading off the electoral processes.

The statement titled, Edo election: IG orders restriction of vehicular movement,’ read in part, “The IGP notes that 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 processes.”

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