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Bayelsa bye-elections: Police prohibit actions, exempt WAEC candidates

The Police Command in Bayelsa State has introduced restriction of actions forward of Saturday’s bye-elections into the vacant seats of Bayelsa Central and West senatorial districts within the affected LGAs.

The state’s Commissioner of Police, CP Mike Okoli, who made this recognized to newsmen on Friday stated college students at present writing the West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) examination is not going to be affected by the motion restriction, NAN reviews.

He disclosed that 5000 safety personnel have been mobilized for the election to make sure that the train is peaceable, whereas 10 cell police items are to be deployed.

“The deployment of police personnel began yesterday, you recognize the terrain of Bayelsa is a riverine state.

“Most of them are shifting by means of velocity boats, gun boats and personal employed business boats to far locations like Southern Ijaw, Ekeremor, Sagbama, all these areas are riverine areas, and now we have performed enough preparations to cowl all of the polling items.

“We’re deploying 5000 personnel, out of that 5000, now we have 10 police cell items to cowl the election, the unarmed males can be on the polling items whereas the Armed ones can be at distance away from the polling items.

“There can be vehicular restriction from 0600 hours to 1400 hours, when the train can be over, WAEC candidates can be allowed to move by means of to jot down their examination.

“My attraction to the folks of Bayelsa State is to provide peace an opportunity to verify they conduct themselves peacefully,” he stated.