Polls: Police restrict vehicular movement in Kwara over 2023 election
Written by Olarotimi Oshin on February 24, 2023
The Commissioner of Police Kwara State CP Paul Odama has expressed the readiness of the command to enforce total restrictions of all forms of vehicular movements on roads and waterways as directed by the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba across the length and breadth of the KWARA State from 12am to 6pm of February 25, 2023.
This was contained in a statement signed by the Kwara state police public relation officer, SP Ajayi Okasanmi.
The restriction is aimed at preventing criminally minded individuals from taking advantage of the elections to perpetrate evil in the state.
However, vehicles carrying essential services such as INEC officials, electoral observers, medical personnel, ambulances responding to medical emergencies, firefighters, would be allowed to move when necessary.
The command also warns that security aides and escorts are not allowed to accompany their principals and politicians to polling booths and collation centers during the election, as anyone found flouting this directive will be severely sanctioned.