Anambra State: INEC restricts movement on polling day

An official of the Nigerian Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) carries filled up ballot boxes at a voting centre in the Ketu district of Lagos, on April 2, 2011.  Nigerian officials have decided to postpone today’s parliamentary elections in the capital Abuja because of organisational problems, an electoral commission spokesman said.

File photo of an INEC official on voting day

Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Anambra on Tuesday said that movement of persons and vehicles would be restricted between midnight on Friday, 15 November and 10 pm on Saturday, 16 November.

This is contained in a statement signed by Prof. Chukwuemeka Onukaogu, INEC Resident Commissioner in the state.

The statement stated that the restriction would affect movement in and out of the state during the period.

It declared that the restriction had become necessary for a successful and peaceful conduct of the gubernatorial election in the state scheduled for Saturday, 16 November.

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It, therefore, enjoined anyone or group of persons passing through the state to find an alternative route on the said dates and time.

It also said that nobody would be allowed to move around the state with any security details no matter how highly placed urging all concerned to abide by the directives

“Anybody who flouts this order will be arrested and prosecuted.

“These measures are geared towards a hitch free conduct of gubernatorial election in the state on the aforementioned dates”, the statement further stated.