Movement Restricted In Yobe As Local Govt Election Holds

Governor of Yobe State, Ibrahim Gaidam
Governor of Yobe State, Ibrahim Gaidam

Vehicular movement has been restricted in Yobe State as Local Government Election holds on Saturday.

Governor of the state, Ibrahim Gaidam in a statement issued on Friday by his spokesman, Abdullahi Bego, stated that the vehicle restriction starts from 10pm on Friday till 2pm on Saturday.

The governor explained that the restriction “is part of measures to ensure adequate security for the Local Government Election taking place across the state on Saturday.”

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He said: “The decision to restrict vehicular movement was taken following consultations with heads of law enforcement and security agencies in the state,” the statement read in part.

“Only vehicles on election duty or on other emergencies with valid clearance will be allowed to move during the period of the restriction.”

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Governor Gaidam urged all registered voters throughout the state to participate actively in the election and use the opportunity to elect candidates of their choice to lead at the local government level.

The governor also called on the people to carry out their constitutional responsibilities of voting in peaceful and orderly manner, and not engage in any act that may cause a breakdown of law and order.

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Yobe State, North East Nigeria, is one of the States that were affected by the Boko Haram insurgency, but situations in the state have largely been contained by the Nigerian military.