Ahead of Saturday governorship election in Edo State , the Inspector – General of Police , Mohammed Adamu , has ordered the restriction of vehicular movement from 11 . 59 pm on Friday to 6 pm on Saturday .
The IG noted that the order was informed by the need to prevent the free flow , circulation and use of illicit arms and hard drugs and checkmate the movement of political thugs and other criminally – minded individuals .
The IG in a statement by the force spokesman , DCP Frank Mba , enjoined the citizens to go out en – masse on the day of the election and vote , noting that the police and other security agencies have been sufficiently mobilised to provide a safe, secure and conducive environment for the election .
He warned that the Force would not condone violent and destructive acts, snatching of ballot boxes, vote buying, vote selling, hate speeches , and other acts capable of compromising the electoral processes .
The statement titled , Edo election : IG orders restriction of vehicular movement , ’ read in part, “ The IGP notes that the restriction order is informed by the need to prevent the free flow , circulation and use of illicit arms and hard drugs and checkmate the movement of political thugs and touts and other criminally – minded individuals , especially from contiguous states from hijacking and disrupting the electoral processes . ”