In order to ensure a free, fair, credible and hitch free:
election in the forthcoming Local Government Election slated for Saturday 7th December, 2019 across the sixteen
(16) Local Government Areas in Ekiti State, the Nigeria Police Force, Ekiti State Command, has set out some basic guiding principles in accordance with the provision of the Electoral Act, which the general public must adhere to. Any person or group of persons who shall commit an offence or go against these electoral guidelines shall be arrested and prosecuted in the law court in accordance with the Electoral Act “Section 117-124 of the Electoral Acts, 2010” as amended. This act, among others, clearly states that:
(a) Any person who, on election day, acts or incites others to act in a disorderly manner commits an offence and shall be liable on conviction.
(b) No person shall, on election day, canvass for votes, solicit for the votes of any voter, persuade any voter not to vote, or shout slogans concerning the election.
(c) No person shall be in possession of any offensive weapon or wear any dress or have any facial or other decoration which in any event is calculated to intimidate voters.
(d) No person shall use any vehicle bearing the colour or symbol of a political party by any means whatsoever.
(e) No person shall loiter around polling units without lawful excuse after voting.
(f) No person should snatch or destroy any election
(g) No person shall blare siren on election day.
In addition, the general public is hereby informed and warned about the following:
(a) Only registered voters with their authentic PVCs shall be found at the polling units.
(b) One voter, one PVC, one Vote.
(c) Impersonating voters shall be arrested and prosecuted in the court of law.
(d) Vehicular movement during the period of the election shall be restricted to only those on election duties and those on some special assignments with the election tags.
(e) Business men/women shall go about their lawful businesses but must not distract or disrupt the election process.
In view of the above, all political parties, their candidates and members shall cooperate fully with the law enforcement agents to ensure the safety and security of election materials, election officials, party agents, and the electorate on election day.
ASP. ABUTU SUNDAY,
POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER (PPRO), FOR:COMMISSIONER OF POLICE,
EKITI STATE COMMAND,