Politics Osun 2014: Curfew Begins 6 pm, Ends After Election Tomorrow



Mr. Austin Ekhavbahbokun, the Commissioner of Police in charge of the Osun governorship election, says the restriction placed on movement in the state will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday.

Ekhavbahbokun told newsmen on Friday in Osogbo that the restriction would be in place until after the election on Saturday.

The restriction, he said, was to enable security agents maintain law and order during the electoral exercise.

The police are fully mobilised and adequately prepared; we are ready to face any security challenge,’’ he said.

Ekhavbahbokun said out of the 65,000 security agents deployed in the state, 30,000 were made up of regular and mobile policemen. He also said a commissioner of police had been assigned to each of the three senatorial districts in the state while three policemenwere attached to each accredited polling unit.

Ekhavbahbokun advised voters, who wished to monitor the electoral exercise at their polling units, to maintain a radius of 300 metres. The commissioner also warned against the indiscriminate use of siren and arms by escorts during the exercise. He further said that residents and other stakeholders could reach the


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