The Rivers State police command has announced a total restriction of all forms of vehicular movement on roads, waterways and other forms of transportation between the hours of 12am (midnight) on Friday 24th February 2023, to 6pm on Saturday 25th February 2023.
A statement by the police public relations officer SP Grace Iringe-Koko said those won essential services such as INEC officials, Electoral observers, Medical personnel, Ambulances responding to medical emergencies, Firefighters are not affected by the restriction.
The Command also warned that Security aides and escorts are not allowed to accompany their principals and politicians to polling booths and collations centers during the election, as anyone found flouting this directive will be severely sanctioned.
The statement added that Security personnel specifically assigned to election duties are to be seen within and around the designated election booths and centers. Adding that ban on unauthorized use of Sirens, revolving lights, covered number plates and tinted glasses is still in force and violators would be sanctioned appropriately
The statement also noted that Vigilante Groups are excluded from participating in the security architecture for the upcoming election and urged Members of the public to cooperate with all Security personnel and render any support needed to ensure the success of the election in the state.