#BayelsaDecides: Police DIG orders restriction of movements from Friday to Sunday
Ahead of Saturday’s governorship poll, the Bayelsa State Police Command has ordered the restriction of movements of boats and all river craft activities in the state’s waterways from 12 midnight of 15th November through to 7:00 p.m on 17th November, 2019.
In a statement issued by the Police Public Relations Officer, (PPRO), Bayelsa State Command, SP Asinim Butswat, the command stated that it has “put in place a robust deployment of security personnel to ensure a peaceful conduct of the forthcoming Governorship Election for 16th November, 2019.”
The command warned supporters of all the political parties to steer clear of conduct capable of causing violence in the state during and after the poll.
“All political parties and their supporters are hereby warned to desist from engaging in any act of violence capable of disrupting the exercise.
“They are further advised to abide by the peace accord they earlier signed and to cooperate with security agencies.
“Security agencies have been ordered to enforce the restriction of movements of boats and all river craft activities in the state waterways, from 12 midnight of 15th November through to 7pm on 17th November, 2019.
“Movement of persons, motor vehicles, tricycles and motorcycles will be restricted from 12 midnight of 15th November till the end of the voting exercise.
“The electorate are advised to come out and exercise their franchise by casting their votes for candidates of their choice,” the statement added.