By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
Governor Seyi Makinde on Friday ordered restriction of movement of persons and goods within the territory of Oyo State between 6am and 3pm for this Saturday local government elections in the state.
This was contained in a statement by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Mrs. Olubamiwo Adeosun made available to journalists in Ibadan.
According to the statement, the restrictions became necessary in view of the need to enable voters in the 33 local governments areas of the state participate freely in the election process particularly in the voting.
The statement emphasized ” movement of persons and goods will be restricted between the hours of 6am and 3pm to enable officials of the Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission (OYSIEC) conduct the election without hindrance.”
“In furtherance of the quest for a hitch free local government election holding on Saturday, May 22, 2021, His Excellency, the Governor of Oyo State, ‘Seyi Makinde, has ordered the restriction of movements between the hours of 6am and 3pm on the aforementioned date”, she said.
Mrs Adeosun added, “during the period of the restriction, security operatives will stop unauthorised movement of persons and goods in all parts of the state.Only persons on essential duties would be exempted from the restriction order. “
“The general public is hereby advised to observe the restriction order avoid any form of brushes with security operatives. Indigenes and residents of the state are as well enjoined to go about their duties peacefully while they go out to cast their votes in line with prescribed guidelines of OYSIEC.”