The Nigeria Police Force, Cross River State Command has restricted vehicular and other forms of movement for the by-elections holding in the state.
THE PARADISE NEWS learned from a press statement signed by SP Irene Ugbo, Police Public Relations Officer, Cross River State on Wednesday, February 23, 2022, that the restriction of movement is only applicable to Akpabuyo, Ogoja and Yala where the by-elections are taking place.
“The Cross River State Police Command in our determination to maintain law and order, during the upcoming Ogoja/Yala Federal and Akpabuyo State Constituencies by-elections on Saturday 26th February 2022, wishes to inform the general public that, there will be restriction of vehicular and other forms of movements.
“It is observed sadly that people of doubtful agenda are moving to the areas of the by-election for reasons unknown. In view of our desire for a free, fair, and credible election, only voters whose polling units are involved will be allowed movement during the election.
“The Command on behalf of all other security agencies reassures law-abiding citizens of their security during the election. The command also finds it necessary to warn those who are planning to ferment trouble or being brought to form any unwholesome acts will face full consequences.
“The behavioural attitude from Electoral Act will not be condoled as additional measures are in place to curtail and deal with any undue act. All the security services will function as one system in regards to guarantee the assurances in securing lives and property.
“Members of the public are hereby enjoined, to go about their lawful businesses and cooperate with the Police, throughout the period of the election, please”, the statement read in full.