- Vehicular movements in Ondo state have been restricted due to the governorship election scheduled to be held in the state
- The restriction was announced following the orders of the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu
- The police has called on Ondo state residents to come out and vote on election day
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Ahead of the Ondo governorship election, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the restriction of vehicular movement from 11:59 PM on Friday, October 9, to 6 PM on Saturday, October 10, in the state.
According to a statement issued by the police spokesperson, Frank Mba, on Friday, October 9, the restriction is part of efforts to ensure effective coordination of public order and safety during the gubernatorial election.
He went on to add that the vehicular restriction order is aimed at preventing political actors and trouble-makers from freely engaging in unpatriotic acts and disrupt the electoral processes.
The police boss further called on residents of the sunshine state to go out in their numbers on the day of the election and exercise their franchise.
Adamu assured the people that there is adequate security in place to secure the public space for the poll.
The IGP also enjoined the citizens to bear any inconveniences arising from the restriction order, noting that the order was part of necessary sacrifices everyone had to endure to nurture and sustain democracy in the country.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Adamu warned politicians against actions and utterances that could undermine a free, fair and credible poll in Ondo.
The IGP warned that anyone caught engaging in any electoral fraud such as political violence, vote-buying, ballot box snatching, etc. will be punished according to the law.
Similarly, the IGP charged all police officers and other law enforcement agents deployed for the election to act in accordance with the Electoral Act and other extant laws.
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