The Acting Inspector General of Police, Mr Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the vehicular restriction from 6am-6pm on Saturday 16 February during the Presidential election.
The order was contained in a statement by the Force Public Relations officers, ACP Frank Mba.
Mr Adamu explained that the restriction was in furtherance of the overall interest of public well-being, public order, safety and national security.
Acting Inspector General of Police said the restriction would enable the security agencies carryout policing effectively on Saturday, thereby preventing hoodlums and criminally-minded elements from hijacking and disrupting the electoral process.
IGP Adamu advised the citizens to come out en-masse on the day of the election to exercise their franchise peacefully without any fear or intimidation.
He said Police and other security agencies have put in place adequate security measures to protect lives, secure and provide conducive environment for a peaceful and credible election.
IGP warned that the Force would deal decisively with any individual or group that may cause problem during the electoral process.
Mr Mohammed Adamu urged the citizens to steer-clear of vote buying, vote selling, hate speeches, circulating fake news, snatching of ballot boxes and other acts capable of truncating the entire process.
OSUN: Reaction of Gov. Oyetola finally to tribunal judgement
The Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, has reacted to tribunal ruling sacking him as governor of the state.
An Osun governorship tribunal had on Friday sacked him and declared Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, winner of the last governorship election in the state.
Reacting, Oyetola vowed to challenge the ruling of tribunal at the Appeal Court.
A statement by Wole Oyebamiji, Secretary to the State Government of Osun, said the judgment of the election tribunal had been put on appeal.
Oyetola expressed hope that “justice would prevail at last.”
He also disclosed that law enforcement agencies had been instructed to maintain law and order across the state.
The governor appreciated the support of the majority of the people in all things essential for mutual progress, assuring that the residents of adequate security of lives and properties.
He said, “The Government of the State of Osun wishes to appreciate the teeming support of the majority of the people in all things essential for mutual progress.
“As it is, the administration of His Excellency, Mr. Adegboyega Oyetola, Governor, State of Osun wishes to assure the people that the judgment of the Election Tribunal has been put on appeal.
“This is to further assure all the residents of the State of adequate security of lives and properties, as the Government of the State is still the only legitimate Government having the authority to govern the State.”
“We assure all our people that justice will prevail at last, and the law enforcement agencies have been instructed to maintain law and order across the State.
“We therefore urge all the residents of the State to go about their lawful duties without any hindrance”, the statement read.
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