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Council Elections: Delta CP Orders Restriction Of Vehicular Movement From 12 a.m. On Friday To Saturday 4p.m.

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CP Ari Muhammed Ali

By Daniel Dafe, Abraka

In view of the forthcoming Local Government Council elections billed to take place in Delta State on Saturday, 6th March, 2021, the Commissioner of Police, Delta State Command, CP Ari Muhammed Ali, FCIA, psc, has ordered the restriction of vehicular movements in Delta State from 12am on Friday, 5th March to 4pm Saturday 6th March 2021.

The CP who gave this order on Wednesday 3rd March 2021, noted that voters going to exercise their civic rights will not be prevented from doing so.

A statement signed by DSP. Edafe Bright,
Ag. Police Public Relations Officer, Delta State Command, Asaba, said: “The Command equally wishes to assure all essential service providers including NUPENG tanker drivers/workers, PHCN, GSM service providers, Hospitals/Clinics staff, Fire services and media houses etc that their safety is guaranteed while carrying out their lawful duties during the elections.”

Adding 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.”

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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.

The Command called on all stakeholders to conduct themselves peacefully before, during and after the elections, and respect the rules guiding the process, as the police boss wished Deltans a peaceful election.

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  1. Uche

    March 4, 2021 at 12:05 pm

    Please verify; is it 12am Friday or 12am Saturday??

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