…to enforce restriction of vehicular movement
As preparations towards ensuring a smooth conduct of the Saturday, November 11, 2023 governorship elections in Imo, Kogi and Bayelsa States hot up, the Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Dauda Ali Biu, has ordered operatives of the Corps drafted to cover the elections to ensure effective collaboration with the Nigerian Police Force, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), and other security agencies in the enforcement of restrictions on vehicular movement.
The Corp Marshall also mandated the Corps operatives to clear obstructions from the roads, carry out rescue operations in case of emergencies, and maintain orderliness in polling booths.
In order to ensure that the FRSC plays effective role in the elections, the Corps Marshal directed the deployment of 1,500 personnel of the Corps and 35 vehicles, including tow trucks and ambulances, to each of the respective states to strengthen enforcement of restrictions during the entire process of the election, according to a statement on Wednesday signed by Deputy Corps Marshal, Corps Public Education Officer, FRSC Headquarters Abuja, Bisi Kazeem.
The Corps Marshall warned the personnel deployed to play active role in the democratic exercise to exhibit the highest sense of professionalism and ingenuity and avoid any temptation that could lead to abuse of the rights of electorates.
While reading out the marching order to the personnel, the Corps Marshal called on the electorates in the states to comply with all regulations, including restrictions, as would be announced.
He wished the three states peaceful, free and fair elections.