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Poll: Police may extend restriction on vehicular movement in Lagos to 8pm

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Vehicular movement restriction in Lagos State may be extended from 6pm to 8pm for the governorship and House of Assembly polls, AIG Joseph Mbu has said.

Mbu, who is in charge of Zone 2 comprising Lagos and Ogun States, told newsmen on Saturday when he visited Akin Orebiyii, the Resident Electoral Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission in Lagos. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Inspector-General of Police, Suleiman Abba, had on Thursday announced the restriction of vehicular movement from 8am to 5pm nationwide.

The AIG explained that the extension would be limited to Lagos State, saying the extension was to facilitate the smooth conduct of the elections.

“Lagos is not like other states. “It is a peculiar state. “Last time, I had to extend the restriction time from 6pm to 7pm. “It is most likely that we would have to extend it to 8pm today (Saturday).

“Therefore, those involved should be on the alert so that we don't start having crisis. “We have to give this election all that it takes to ensure that it is peaceful.” Mbu said that the visit was to make the April 11 elections more successful than the March 28 elections. NAN reports that the AIG inspected all logistics of police operations on ground at INEC state office in Yaba to ensure their functionality. Meanwhile, Gabriel Abafi, the State Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, has commended the orderliness of voters during accreditation. Abafi gave the commendation during a visit to Polling unit 002 at the State Grammar School, Surulere, Surulere Local Government Area. NAN reports that the polling unit was where Governor Babatunde Fashola was registered and accredited. The commandant said he had gone to many polling units in the state and had expressed satisfaction with the orderly manner voters conducted themselves. He, however, noted that the turnout of voters was low compared to the presidential and National Assembly elections. Abafi urged all candidates to accept the results of the polls as the wish of the people. Published: 12 mins ago on April 11, 2015 By: Popoola Babalola Last Modified: April 11, 2015 @ 4:36 pm Filed Under: Politics Tagged With: Joseph Mbu NEXT ARTICLE → APC boycotts poll in Akwa Ibom, demands cancellation About the author Popoola Babalola View all articles by Popoola Babalola » Related Articles Mbu Joseph Mbu February 14, 2015 APC slams Mbu for advocating killing of civilians Mbu Joseph Mbu February 13, 2015 Mbu to policemen: Stop governors with convoys from entering polling stations Mbu Joseph Mbu February 13, 2015 Mbu to policemen: Stop governors with convoys from entering polling stations Subscribe to our Newsletter

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