Security personnel are not expected to escort VIPs to the polling units according to the Deputy Inspector-General of Police in charge of the Kogi Governorship Election, Mr. Habu Sani.
Recall that Kogi state is one of the three states in Nigeria currently in the process of electing a new governor in an off-season election today, November 11.
Earlier today, DIG Sani issued a statement in Lokoja, Kogi state, through SP Williams Ovye-Aya, the state police public relations officer, to warn against VIPs going to polling units with police escorts.
The statement reads: “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.
“Therefore, VIPs, political and public officers that will vote should take note of this order to avoid any embarrassment that might befall them.
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“This is because the police and other security agencies will not allow any security breach during the period of the election.”
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