As Ondo State electorate goes to the polls today to elect lawmakers into the State House of Assembly, the Ondo State Commissioner of Police, Oyeyemi Oyediran, has ordered the restriction of all forms of vehicular movement in the state from 12am to 6pm on Saturday 18th March, 2023.
According to a press release by the command public relations officer, Funmilayo Odunlami-Omisanya, only those on essential services such as INEC Officials, Electoral Observers, Accredited Media and Observers, Ambulances responding to medical emergencies, firefighters, etc. would be allowed to move around due to the exigencies of their jobs.
According to the Police Public Relations Officer, “there is ban on all security aides to VIPs and escorts from accompanying their principals and politicians to polling booths during the election.”
“State-established Security Outfits/Organizations, Quasi-Security Units, and Privately-Owned Security Guards are not part of the election security team and such are not expected to participate in the election.”
The Command also used the opportunity to solicit the support of the people of Ondo State in ensuring a smooth conduct of the election, assuring of adequate security by the Command.
Only House of Assembly Election will be conducted in Ondo State as the tenure of the incumbent Governor subsists till 2024.