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Bye-election: Police aides won’t escort principals – CP

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10 Sep 2021 8:56 AM GMT
Bye-election: Police aides won’t escort principals – CP
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No police aide will be allowed to escort his or her principal or any important personality to polling units or on any movement during Saturday’s  Isoko South Constituency bye-election in Delta. Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Ari Ali, gave the order in a statement in Warri on Friday. “Any security aide violating this […]

No police aide will be allowed to escort his or her principal or any important personality to polling units or on any movement during Saturday’s Isoko South Constituency bye-election in Delta. Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Ari Ali, gave the order in a statement in Warri on Friday. “Any security aide violating this directive will be arrested and made to face the full wrath of the law,” he warned in the statement signed by the acting spokesman for the command, DSP Bright Edafe.

He said that there would be movement restriction in the council area from midnight on Friday until 4:00 p.m. on Saturday. Ali said that the restriction of movement was to achieve a hitch-free bye-election. Supreme reports that the seat became vacant following the death of the representative, Mr Kenneth Ogba, in June. Ali said that the command had deployed its officers and men to all polling units in the constituency and speculated hotspots in the local government area.“ The aim is to maintain peace throughout the election,” he said, assuring the constituents of adequate security. He appealed to the contestants to advise their supporters to avoid chaos, warning that the command would not tolerate it.

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