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Election: Police bans personnel from accompanying VIPs to polling units



Election: Police bans its personnel from accompanying VIPs to polling units

Police officers and other security professionals assigned to governors, ministers, and other government officials are not permitted to accompany their principals to polling places during the elections in 2023.

This information is found in a statement released on Wednesday in Osogbo and signed by SP Yemisi Opalola, the command’s spokeswoman.

“Any officer found to have flouted this directive will be subjected to disciplinary actions.

“Also, the use of sirens, revolving lights, and tinted car windows by unauthorized citizens during the period will not be allowed.


“The command also warns other security outfits/organizations that are not constitutionally empowered to participate in any electoral duty to steer off the electoral process” She added.

“Any organization/groups found flouting this would definitely be sanctioned in accordance with the extant laws.

The police released hotlines during the election.

The numbers are 08039537995, 08075872433, and 08123823981.

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