Abuja – Bayelsa State police have reportedly barred personnel from escorting their principals to polling units during supplementary elections in Southern Ijaw council area on Saturday.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is conducting rescheduled supplementary governorship election in the Bayelsa state.
According to Vanguard, spokesperson of the command Asinim Butswat, a Deputy Superintendent of police yesterday in Yenagoa said the warning was due to the realities on ground.
“VIPs, political appointees are advised to desist from using security men to escort them to polling units,” Butswat was quoted as saying.
He added: “They should equally restrict themselves to their polling units after voting, as movement to other locations will amount to intimidation, campaign and a gross violation of extant electoral laws.”
The local government has a total of 120 827 registered voters, 425 polling units and five voting points.
Read more at Vanguard.
- News24 Nigeria