Police announces restriction of movement for Rivers re-run elections

Posted by News Express | 17 March 2016 | 2,502 times

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The Rivers State Police Command has announced the following restrictions with regard to Saturday’s re-run State and National Assembly elections in the state:

i. Outright ban on the use of tricycles, motorcycles and engine speed boats with capacity of 200 horsepower and above, from Friday 18/03/2016 to Sunday 20/03/2016.

ii. Total restriction of movements between 6:00 am and 6:00 pm on Saturday 19th March, 2016.

A statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP. Ahmad K. Muhammad, said the restrictions were agreed Wednesday afternoon “after due consultation with relevant stakeholders” involved in the elections.

“The Command further emphasises that Very Important Personalities are barred from going to any voting centre with their security escorts except for their unarmed orderly only. They are also to desist from moving about from one place to another on Election Day as provided by the electoral Act. Note that monitoring teams will be moving to ensure strict compliance and arrest security men accompanying any dignitary in such unauthorised manner,” the statement said.

“The Command for the umpteenth time appeals for the continued support and cooperation of members of the public in this regard, to enable the state have a serene electoral process that can be adjudged not only freedom and fair but credible, please,” the statement added.

Source: News Express

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