In furtherance of strategies designed to prevent electoral fraud and violence and thus to ensure a smooth and orderly conduct of the Kogi State gubernatorial election slated for Saturday, 21st November, 2015, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Solomon Arase, wishes to appeal to the general public, especially travellers plying through Kogi State, that the partial restriction of vehicular movement between 0600hrs to 1800hrs on the election’s day is informed by the exigencies of overriding security considerations, and to forestall tactics by miscreants to undermine the electoral process.
The Nigeria Police Force advises that travellers should take advantage of alternative routes to their destinations where necessary within the hours of this partial restriction of movement on Saturday 21st November, 2015, as Police, complemented by the military and other security agents on duty at strategic points will subject motorists and other travellers plying the affected routes to civil and meticulous security search.
The IGP, therefore, while empathizing with the citizens over the inconveniences the order may cause, implores them to see this order as very necessary in the present circumstance and geared towards the quest for a seamless, credible and successful gubernatorial election.
Ag. ACP OLABISI KOLAWOLE
FORCE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER,