Ahead of Saturday’s bye-elections in Cross River State, the state Commissioner of Police, Abdulkadir Jimoh, has ordered a restriction in movement of persons, group of persons and motorists within the five Local Government Councils the polls are scheduled to hold.
This was made known in a statement issued by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Irene Ugbo on Wednesday announcing that the restriction covers the periods of 6am to 6pm on the Election Day except those on essential duties who must bear identification tags.
The statement read in part; “This is to inform the general public that in view of the upcoming Cross River State Northern/Senatorial/State House of Assembly Bye Election slated for 5th December 2020, the Commissioner of Police, Cross River State Command, CP Abdulkadir Jimoh, as part of efforts to check criminalities, has banned the movement of persons, group of persons and motorists within the five affected Local Government Councils between the period of 6am to 6pm on the election day except those on essential duties and must bear identification tags.
“Similarly, members of the public, political class and the electorates are hereby advised to go about their lawful businesses and eschew any act that will cause breach of peace before, during and after the election as any act inimical will be decisively dealt with in line with the laws of the land.
The Command subsequently called on all political stalwarts, contestants and their followers to play by the rules as enshrined in the electoral act 2010 as amended.