As the bye election for the Lagos east senatorial district and Kosofe II state constituency will be holding tomorrow and on the quest to have free, fair and credible bye elections, the Lagos State Police Command has declared restriction of movement between 6am and 6pm on Saturday, 5th December, 2020.
The Commissioner of Police , Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, made the declaration today Thursday 3rd December, 2020 while deliberating on the strategies put in place with the election monitoring officers deployed from the Force Headquarters, Abuja, to assist and monitor the elections in Lagos State.
The election monitoring team, which comprises two Commissioners of Police, some Assistant Commissioners of Police and other officers, led by the Commissioner of Police, Community Policing, Force Headquarters, CP Kola Okunola, reported to Lagos State Command today 3rd December, 2020, in preparation for the deployment and monitoring of police personnel and other security agents detailed for the election duties.
The Command has deployed a reasonable number of police personnel and other security agents to cover and provide security at the one thousand, nine hundred and twenty eight (1,928) polling units in the areas.
The CP reiterated that there will not be both vehicular and pedestrian movement in and out of the affected Local Government Areas during the elections, except those on election duties, essential services and accredited domestic and foreign election observers.
The affected Local Government Areas for the two legislative seats include:
- Ibeju Lekki
The Police Boss warned the electorate and political gladiators to play the game according to the rules and provisions of the Electoral Acts 2010.
He also warned that no police aides or security agents will be allowed to escort their principals or any Very Important Personalties (VIPs) to polling units or on any movement while the elections last, noting that any security aides violating this directive will be arrested and made to face the full weight of the law.