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Delta CP recommends deployment of personnel, restricts freedom of movement

Forward of the upcoming native authorities elections in Delta State, which can happen on Saturday, the state Police Commissioner, Abaniwonda Olufemi, has ordered the deployment of huge personnel within the state to make sure the graceful conduct of the elections.

Olufemi said this in an announcement issued by the command’s spokesperson, SP Vibrant Edafe, in Asaba, the state capital, on Thursday.

He mentioned: “The Delta State Police Commissioner, CP Abaniwonda Olufemi, has ordered a large deployment within the state to allow voters in Delta State to train their rights.

“The Command in collaboration with different sister companies has deployed massively to all polling stations, RACs, collation centres and DSIEC workplaces to make sure clean functioning and in addition shield voters and DSIEC officers.

“The maritime police have additionally been despatched to the waterways to make sure that issues are quiet there through the elections.

“There might be a restriction on automobile motion from 8am to 3pm on Saturday. Solely officers on emergency and important duties, together with accredited election observers and displays, might be allowed by way of throughout this time.

“NABTEB examination college students are additionally exempt from this motion restriction.

“Whereas we remorse the inconvenience this may trigger, the general public is suggested to stick to this instruction as anybody who fails to take action will face the total wrath of the regulation.

“The ban on VIP escorts through the elections may even be enforced. Due to this fact, they’re suggested to not transfer with their safety particulars on the election day as any agent discovered to be in default might be arrested and punished accordingly.”

Olufemi additionally suggested all non-state actors akin to vigilantes, anti-cult volunteers and hunters to remain away through the elections.

He added that anybody interfering with the electoral course of might be handled decisively.

The Commissioner urged all residents to abide by the regulation and warranted them that they might not compromise in finishing up their major duty of defending lives and property.

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