Ahead of tomorrow’s by-election in Akure North/South Federal Constituency, the Ondo State government has ordered the restriction of movement of vehicles and human beings, starting from 12 midnight on Friday the 25th of February to 5 pm on Saturday the 26th of February 2022.
This was contained in a statement released by the Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Donald Ojogo.
The statement read: “In order to ensure a violence-free election and for purposes of achieving an electoral process devoid of infractions and breaches in the Akure North/South Federal Constituency by-election scheduled for Saturday, 26th day of February.
“All vehicular and human movements are hereby restricted as from 12 midnight of Friday, 25th to 5 pm of Saturday 26th, February 2022 within the affected electoral jurisdiction.”
The statement also added that all adjoining routes leading to the Federal Constituency from areas outside the prescribed jurisdiction for the purpose of the election will be equally closed to vehicular movements.
However, the statement stated that only vehicles and personnel on electoral duties, essential assignments as well as emergency medical movements are exempted from this restriction order.
According to the state, security agencies have been mandated to enforce the directive forthwith.
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