From Pwanagba Agabus, Jos
Ahead of the gubernatorial supplementary election in Plateau State, a Deputy Inspector-General of Police on electoral duty in the state, Taiwo Lakunu, on Thursday said that there would be total restriction of movement in the state during the polls scheduled to hold on Saturday, March 23, 2019.
Lakunu, who is in the state to supervise the election, disclosed this during a lecture for Police personnel ahead of the polls.
The polls are to hold in 40 polling units cutting across nine local government areas of of the State.
While commending the Police for the success achieved in the last election, the DIG said that no stone would be left unturned toward ensuring adequate peace and security throughout the exercise.
The DIG maintained that adequate preparations had been made to take care of flashpoints, adding that no form of thuggery would be tolerated.
“We are not going to allow ballot boxes to be snatched; we will not allow card readers to be snatched. We are ready to deal with every electoral misdeed,” he said.
In his earlier address, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Isaac Akinmoyede, had commended the personnel for being outstanding during the last election, and called on them to do more during the upcoming supplementary polls.