The Nigerian Police Force has advised Edo State residence and people to stay away from polling units after voting as against staying behind to see how ballots are being counted.
During a television programme, “Good Morning Nigeria” on NTA 24hrs to the election in the state, the Deputy Inspector-General of Police in charge of Research and Planning, Adeleye Oyebade and who is to coordinate election in Edo State, said warned on Friday.
“It is better to come, do what you want to do, and go home; because some people will be kept behind bars and we will do proper investigation and diligent prosecution of offenders that we will apprehend”, he said.
Efforts to ensure the citizens are secured before, during and after the election is on top gear and among them is the withdrawn of aides from VIPs until after the poll, Oyebade added.
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While assuring the people of the security operatives unbiased position in the electoral process. He said the police would remain neutral during the exercise and vowed to arrest any political thugs.
Oyebade said movement remained restricted and advised any traveller planning to pass through Edo State to take an alternative route.
The DIG further urged the candidates who signed the peace accord to make sure that they abide by the terms of the agreement.