Police Declare Curfew On Saturday As FCT Area Council Elections Hold

INEC Adhoc staff during voting

Ahead of the 2022 Area Council Elections in the Federal Capital Territory, (FCT), the Commissioner of Police FCT Command, CP Sunday Babaji has declared a curfew on Saturday, 12th February, 2022 to ensure a hitch-free elections.

According to a statement signed by the Command’s Spokesperson, DSP Josephine Adeh, the restriction will come into effect between the period of 12mid night – 4pm of the said date.

This, she said was put in place to enable the Police in a “concerted effort with other sister agencies do due diligence in the discharge of their duties to ensure a free and fair Election thereby totally paralyzing any form of threat emergence and creating a vote worthy atmosphere for voters and the electorates at large to perform their civic right and obligation.”

Consequent upon the above, the Commisioner of Police FCT Command CP Babaji while expressing his confidence in the already emplaced security measures urges the good people of the FCT to turn out to exercise their voting rights without the fear of harassment or molestation of any kind.

He however noted that the Restriction only bears an exception for essential workers and Students who were coincidentally scheduled to write a nationwide WAEC examination, stressing emphatically that parties found otherwise wanting will be made to face the wrath of the law.

Further more, the CP wishes to remind all stakeholders in the election to be reminded of their signed peace accord and ensure that their actions and inactions are ushered by constituted guidelines.

He therefore callsmed on residents to remain vigilant and report any suspicious or abnormal occurrence to the Police through the following emergency lines: 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653 and 08028940883.


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