The deputy inspector general of police in charge of the Kogi governorship election, Habu Sani, says no security personnel is allowed to accompany VIPs to the polling unit during Saturday’s election.
The DIG said this in a statement by the police spokesman in Kogi, SP Williams Ovye-Aya.
The statement said, “On no account should any security personnel attached to VIPs, political and public Officers or any personality across the state be allowed to move or escort their principals during the period of restrictions of vehicular movement.
“Any officer who is caught violating this order by accompanying any VIPs, political and public officers or any other personality to the polling unit will be arrested and dealt with accordingly.”
The police urged VIPs, political and public officers who will vote, to note this order to avoid “any embarrassment that might befall them.”
“This is because the police and other security agencies will not allow any security breach during the period of the election,” added the statement.