Council elections: FCT Police restores movement restrictions, exempts WAEC candidates, others | Dailytrust

Council elections: FCT Police restores movement restrictions, exempts WAEC candidates, others

The Federal Capital Territory Police Command has announced the restoration of its earlier pronounced movement restrictions as a result of the Area Council Elections scheduled to hold on Saturday.

The Police Command, in a statement signed by the Public Relations Officer, DSP Josephine Adeh, said based on credible intelligence at the disposal of the FCT, the restriction of movement was in the best security interest of the territory.

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It stated that the FCT Police Command deemed it fit to restore the earlier pronounced restrictions of movement because the water-tight security arrangement would enable eligible voters to exercise their civic responsibility.

The statement read in part, “Consequently, the restrictions commences from 8 am – 3 pm of 12th February 2022, exempting those on essential services, participants and key players in the already scheduled WAEC examinations.”

The Commissioner of Police, FCT Police Command, CP Babaji Sunday, while assuring the members of the public of the Command’s commitment towards ensuring a safe environment before, during and after the election, urged residents to exercise their voting rights without the fear of molestation or harassment of any kind, from any quarters.

The CP also called on residents to remain vigilant and report any suspicious or abnormal occurrence to the Police through the emergency lines.

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