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Ondo 2020 Live: IGP Orders Restriction Of Vehicular Movement

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Ahead of the gubernatorial election holding tomorrow in Ondo State, the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu has ordered the restriction of vehicular movement.

The restrictions kick-off effectively from 11:59 pm today and climaxes by 6:pm on Saturday, October 10.

Announcing the order by the IGP, DCP Frank Mba in a statement released on Friday said that the order was part of efforts by the force to ensure effective coordination of public order and safety during the election.

Mba said, “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.

“The IGP calls on residents of the Sunshine State to go out in their numbers on the day of the election and exercise their franchise.

“He assures that adequate security arrangement has been emplaced to secure the public space for the election.”

 

Enjoining the citizens to endure any inconveniences arising from the restriction, the IGP noted that it is a part of necessary sacrifices to be made to nurture and sustain democracy in the country.

 

Warning citizens of Ondo State, the IGP said that anybody caught engaging in the snatching of ballot boxes, vote-buying, vote-selling, hate speeches, and any other act capable of compromising the integrity of the electoral process will be brought to book.

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