Election: Police restrict movement in Kastina


Election: Police restrict movement in Kastina

The Katsina State Police Command on Wednesday announced restrictions on human and vehicular movements in the state during Saturday’s governorship and state assembly elections.

The command in a statement made public in Katsina on Wednesday evening said the restrictions were meant to ensure free and fair elections.

The command also said the restrictions were meant to ensure the protection of the electorate during and after the elections.

The statement signed by the command’s spokesman, SP Gambo Isah, read, “The Katsina State Police Command in its determination and total commitment towards free, fair, credible and peaceful governorship and state House of Assembly elections, scheduled to hold on Saturday, March 18, 2023, across all the 34 local governments areas of Katsina State; wishes to inform the general public that the command, after due consultation with relevant stakeholders superintending and overseeing the forthcoming election, the following restriction orders are hereby made:

“That there will be total restriction of movement of persons and vehicles from 12 midnight of Friday, March 17, 2023, to 6:00 pm on Saturday, March 18, 2023.

“Politicians and Very Important Personalities (VIPs) are barred from going to any voting centre with their security details and orderlies. Also, they are warned to desist from moving from one place to another on that day as stipulated by the Electoral Act 2022 (as amended).

The police also said all entry points in and out of the state will be manned and therefore advised parents to warn their wards against any act to jeopardize the peace of the state.

Election: Police restrict movement in Kastina