Barely four days to the conduct of the Delta state local government election slated for January, 6, 2018, outgoing commissioner of police, Zanna Ibrahim, has ordered the restriction of vehicular movements in the State from 6:00am-3:00pm on the election day even as he warned mischief makers to steer clear.
Mr. Ibrahim who gave the order, Tuesday, noted that only those on official and emergency duties with valid means of identification as well as the electorates with permanent voters’ cards, going to their registered polling units to cast their votes, will be allowed passage during the restriction order.
According to the police boss, the restriction order is a security measure tailored towards checkmating movement of probable mischief makers and political thugs, warning that any person or group of persons that foment trouble during the exercise will be arrested and prosecuted in line with the provisions of the law.
The CP therefore, advised politicians and their supporters to adhere strictly to the electoral provisions and avoid any conduct that is capable of causing break down of law and order before, during and after the elections.
While regretting the inconvenience the restriction order will cause commuters passing Delta State to other states, the CP enjoined them to take alternative routes or make do with other contingency plans.