The Ekiti State Police Command has said it will enforce the “no movement” rule on everybody, including the Governor, Ayodele Fayose, and other political appointees in the state.
The command also warned against movement/distribution of money or inducement in whatever form from one polling booth to the other.
The Commissioner of Police, Mr. Taiwo Lakanu, who made this position known at a press conference in Ado Ekiti on Friday, said only accredited security agencies, observers and those on essential duties would be allowed to move around between 6a.m and 6 p.m.
Responding to a question on whether the governor and political appointees would be allowed to monitor the election, the police boss said, “Pronouncement has been made by the Force High Command that apart from police and other security agencies, no other person would be allowed to move around except those on essential duties and those with approval from police and the Independent National Electoral Commission.
“Nobody is allowed to move around; that is the position. The restriction is general and it affects everybody with exception of observers, police and those on essential duties.
“Once you don’t have accreditation, we don’t expect you to be on the road”.
Mr. Lakanu also disclosed that no fewer than 6,000 police personnel had been mobilized for the supervision of the election.