Police guarantee security and restrict movement during Rivers Local Govt elections

The Rivers State Police Command has promised to guarantee security of lives and property during and after the local government elections billed to hold on Saturday, May 23.

The command stated this during the promotion ceremony of 15 Assistant Superintendents of Police (ASPs) to Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) and 11 DSPs to Superintendent of Police at its headquarters in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.

According to the Police, there will be restriction of movement of vehicles across the state between 10pm on Friday till 6am on Saturday in the first instance, then from 9am till 6pm the same day.

However, this is against calls from some quarters for the cancellation of the election.

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state has stated its resolve to boycott the polls, insisting it’s a sham.

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has stated its readiness to participate in the polls in line with the schedule of the Rivers State Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Dan Bature, told reporters in his office that his command is on ground to check any attempt by anyone to disrupt the process.

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