The Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps, Dauda Biu, has directed the deployment of 1,500 personnel of the Corps and 35 vehicles to Imo, Kogi, and Bayelsa states to help strengthen enforcement of restrictions during the entire process of the election on Saturday.
The off-cycle polls are scheduled to be held on November 11, 2023, in Bayelsa, Kogi and Imo states.
Biu, in a statement signed by the Spokesperson of FRSC, Bisi Kazeem, on Wednesday, ordered “operatives of the Corps to ensure effective collaboration with the Nigerian Police Force, Independent National Electoral Commission, and other security agencies in the enforcement of restrictions on vehicular movement.
“In the directives issued, the Corps Operatives drafted to cover the elections were equally been mandated to clear obstructions from the roads, carry out rescue operations in case of emergencies, and maintain orderliness in polling booths.”
Biu warned the personnel deployed to play an active role in the democratic exercise to exhibit the highest sense of professionalism and ingenuity and avoid any temptation that could lead to abuse of the rights of electorates.
While reading out the marching order to the personnel, the Corps Marshal called on the electorates in the state to comply with all regulations, including restrictions as would be announced.