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The Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of the Osun State Governorship Election has announced a suspension of vehicular movement during Saturday’s election.

Johnson Kokumo made this public at the end of a police interactive session with accredited election observers, non-governmental organisations, and the media on Thursday.

The DIG said human and vehicular movements would be restricted from midnight until 6 pm, except for essential workers, accredited election observers, and media. 

Mr. Kokumo also assured that the police would ensure adequate security during the election.

“I want to assure all and sundry that the police have the understanding, the cooperation, and the collaboration of other security services. 

“Specific duties had been rolled out for security agencies and the important thing is for us to achieve huge success at the polls.”

He said security arrangements and deployments had been made for the state’s three senatorial districts, the 332 wards, and the 3,763 polling units.

“In the course of our deployment, we have officers on the ground, air deployment with helicopters, and have also deployed police marine on the waterways,” he said.

The DIG also appealed to residents of the state to cooperate with the police to ensure a peaceful vote, while warning against vote-buying.

“We will stop at nothing to fish them out wherever they are. We will arrest them and process them through the courts.

“Vote-buying and selling is an electoral offense,” he said

He, however, appealed to the public to give the police credible information that would lead to the arrest of the culprits.

The following phone lines have been dedicated for such information: 08039537995, 08123823981, 08075872433, and 08067788119.


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