Rivers re-run election; Police restrict movement on election days

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The Rivers State Police Command has said after due consultation with relevant stakeholders superintending the forthcoming re-run elections on 19 March, 2016 in the state has placed the following restrictions according to a statement by DSP. Ahmad K. Muhammad, Police Public Relations Officer of river State Command’; Outright ban on the use of tricycles, motorcycles and engine speed boats with capacity of 200 horsepower and above, from Friday 18/03/2016 to Sunday 20/03/2016.
Total restriction of movements between 6:00 am and 6:00 pm on Saturday 19th March, 2016.
“The Command further emphasize that Very Important Personalities are barred from going to any voting centre with their security escorts except for their unarmed orderly only. They are also to desist from moving about from one place to another on Election Day as provided by the electoral Act.
“Note that monitoring teams will be moving to ensure strict compliance and arrest security men accompanying any dignitary in such unauthorised manner.
“The Command for the umpteenth time appeals for the continued support and cooperation of members of the public in this regard, to enable the state have a serene electoral process that can be adjudged not only freedom and fair but credible, please”.

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