Abuja - Delta State Government has announced the restriction of movement on Saturday in view of the Local Government elections.
This restrictions re effective. 8.00am and 3.00pm local time.
State Governor, Emmanuel Uduaghan, disclosed this during Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) stakeholders meeting in Asaba.
He explained that the restriction was to enable voters carry out their civic duty and ensure a peaceful atmosphere for a free and fair election.
The governor added that top government officials were not excluded from the order.
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He said that security agencies had been put on alert to handle all security issues and ensure a hitch-free local government election.
“Security agencies have been strategizing to ensure hitch-free election and handle all security issues before and during the election. I want to assure you that the Delta State Independent Election Commission [DSIEC] has vowed to make the local government election free and fair,” the governor said.
He was hopeful of the People's Democratic Party's chances.
“PDP is the only party that is campaigning and mobilising for the election, other parties are seating down at home and preparing to write petitions when they eventually lose."
The PDP Acting Chairman, Edwin Uzor, commended the leaders and stakeholders for their efforts at campaigning and mobilising their people for the forthcoming local government election and urged them not to relent in their efforts to ensure victory for the party.
- CAJ News