The Bauchi State Police Command has ordered a complete restriction of motion of individuals and autos in Dass Native Authorities Space of the state the place a bye-election for the Dass state constituency can be held tomorrow, Saturday, December 5, 2020.
That is even because the command equally referred to as on the voters within the constituency to come back out en masse and train their franchise tomorrow with none concern of intimidation from any individual or group of individuals, assuring that the police and different safety companies will cope with any miscreants, political thugs and disgruntled components.
The bye-election is being held to fill the vacant seat vacated by the previous lawmaker occupying the seat, Honourable Musa Mante Baraza, who was murdered by unknown gunmen in his residence in Dass on August 13, 2020.
The restriction of motion was introduced by the command’s Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Ahmed Mohammed Wakil, in a press launch he signed on behalf of the state Commissioner of Police, Tanko Lawan Jimeta and made out there to DAILY POST, including that it’s in keeping with provisions of the Electoral Act and for the aim of clean conduct of the election.
The restriction, based on Wakil, could be efficient between Friday midnight and 4pm on Saturday, including that these on important duties are, nonetheless, exempted from the restriction.
“There can be complete restriction of motion of individuals and autos in Dass L.G.A and its environs between midnight of Friday, 4th December, 2020 to 4:00pm Saturday, fifth December, 2020, besides these on important duties who should carry their legitimate identification card,” the police spokesman acknowledged.
The police additionally barred essential personalities and politicians (VIPs) from going to any polling unit with their safety particulars or orderlies, warning them “to desist from shifting from one polling unit to a different on Election Day.”
Wakil additional acknowledged that solely statutory safety companies acknowledged by legislation could be allowed to offer safety for the bye election.
“Nonetheless, in view of the current international COVID-19 pandemic, the CP ordered all DPOs/HODs to warn their personnel to make sure that the Covid-19 security measures are duly noticed all through the interval of the election,” the police spokesman acknowledged
Whereas assuring the folks of the state of their readiness for the bye election by putting in ample safety measures, the command referred to as on mother and father, conventional rulers, non secular leaders, opinion leaders and guardians to prevail on their kids and topics to not permit themselves for use to foment troubles earlier than, throughout or after the election.
“The Bauchi State Police Command want to guarantee the nice folks of Bauchi State that it has put in place ample safety measures and can present a degree taking part in floor for all political events for the peaceable conduct of the forthcoming state Home of Meeting Bye Election scheduled for Saturday 05/12/2020 throughout ten (10) wards seventy two polling models (72) and eighty six (86) voting models.
“The Command equally calls on the members of the general public to come back out en masse and solid their vote on the Election Day with none concern of intimidation from any individual or group of individuals, because the police and different safety companies can be all out to cope with any miscreant, political thugs, disgruntled components which will try and foment hassle throughout and after the election based on the legislation.
“Lastly, the command calls on mother and father, conventional rulers, non secular leaders, opinion leaders, and guardians to prevail on their kids and topics to not permit themselves for use to trigger disturbance of public peace earlier than, throughout or after the election as anyone arrested within the act will face the complete wrath of the legislation,” DSP Wakil warned.