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2023 General Elections: Police officers banned from escorting VIPs to polling units

2023 General Elections: Police officers banned from escorting VIPs to polling units

Officers escorting a VIP

The police have banned its operatives and other security personnel from escorting governors, ministers and other top officials to polling units in the February 25 and March 11 elections.

This is contained in a statement by the spokesman of the Osun command, Yemisi Opalola, on Wednesday.

”Any officer found to have flouted this directive will be subjected to disciplinary actions. Also, the use of sirens, revolving lights and tinted car windows by unauthorised citizens during the election period will not be allowed,” said the police statement.

It added, “The command also warns other security outfits/organisations that are not constitutionally empowered to participate in the election duty to steer off the electoral process. Any organisation/groups found flouting this would definitely be sanctioned in accordance with the extant laws.”

The police also released hotlines during the election, including 08039537995, 08075872433 and 08123823981.


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