The Nigeria Police Force has advised electorate in tomorrow, Saturday, September 19 governorship election to cast their votes and return home immediately and that waiting for the counting of the ballot will not be allowed.
The Deputy Inspector-General of Police in charge of Research and Planning, Adeleye Oyebade, who is to coordinate election in Edo State, in an NTA enlightenment programme today, September 18, “it is better to come, do what you want to do, and go home; because some people will be kept behind bars and we will do proper investigation and diligent prosecution of offenders that we will apprehend.”
Confirming that police aides have been withdrawn for VIPs until after the poll, DIG Oyebade said that the police would remain neutral during the exercise and vowed to arrest any political thugs.
He said that movement remained restricted and advised any traveler planning to pass through Edo State to take an alternative route.
The DIG called on the candidates who signed the peace accord to make sure that they abide by the terms of the agreement.