The government of Ogun State has announced a statewide restriction of movement on Saturday, July 24, 2021, to enhance the smooth and peaceful conduct of the local government elections scheduled to take place this weekend.
According to a statement by the State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Alhaji Abdulwaheed Odusile, the nine-hour restriction will take place between the hours of 7 in the morning and 4 in the evening.
The restriction, the statement reads, is at the instance of Ogun State Independent Electoral Commission (OGSIEC), which is conducting the councilorship and chairmanship elections in all the 236 wards across the 20 local government areas of the state.
However, during the period of the restriction, voters will be free to move to their polling centres within their neighbourhood and cast their votes for the candidates of their choice.The statement urges the electorate to be peaceful and avoid any act that could tarnish the hard-earned reputation of Ogun State as one of the most peaceful states in the country. (Independent)