*Telegraphic: PRESSPOL AKURE,*
*In reply, please quote:*
*Ref No. AZ:5280/ONS/PPRO/VOL.1/144*
*Date: 17th March, 2023*
*The Director of News*
*ONDO STATE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS; RESTRICTION OF MOVEMENT ON* *ELECTION DAY, BAN ON VIP AIDES, ESCORTS AND STATE SECURITY OUTFITS*
In view of the State House of Assembly election scheduled to hold on the 18th of march, 2023, the Ondo State Commissioner of Police, CP OYEYEMI OYEDIRAN psc, fsi, has ordered the restriction of all forms of vehicular movement from 12am to 6pm on election day in the state.
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.
In the same vein, 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 is also using this opportunity to solicit for the support of the good people of Ondo State in ensuring a smooth conduct of the election as adequate security has been put in place by the Command.
*SP. Funmilayo Odunlami- Omisanya, Mnipr,*
Police Public Relations Officer,
For:- Commissioner of Police,
Ondo State Command,