The Commissioner of Police, Delta State command, Ari Muhammed Ali, has ordered massive deployment of police officers to Isoko south Local Government Council Area of the state, ahead of the Isoko South Constituency l scheduled to hold on Saturday, September 11.
The CP noted that the move was to ensure that there is tight security in the area, adding that the safety of the electorate is a priority.
Ali also announced that there will be restriction of movement in Isoko South from 12am Friday, September 10, to 4pm, Saturday, September 11.
The CP also appealed to front runners in the upcoming polls to caution all their supporters and foot soldiers to restrain themselves from causing chaos as such will not be tolerated.
This was contained in a statement issued by the state’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Bright Edafe.
The statement reads, “The CP assures all residents that the Delta State Police Command is committed to ensuring the security of everyone in the local government by the deployment of its officers to all the polling units and also some speculated hot spots in the LGA to maintain peace and calm all through the electioneering process.
“The Commissioner of police is also appealing to front runners in this Local Government bye-election to please caution all their supporters and foot soldiers to restrain themselves from causing chaos as such will not be tolerated.
“He also warned that no Police aid or security agent will be allowed to escort their principals or any important personality (VIPs) to polling unit or on any movement while the bye-election is ongoing, noting that any security aid violating this directive will be arrested and made to face the full wrath of the law.
“More so, there will be restriction of movement around Isoko south local government area from Friday 10th September 2021 by 0000hours to Saturday 11th September 2021 by 1600hours.
“Meanwhile, the CP has reiterated that Police personnel deployed for the elections will be professional in carrying out their designated duties as assigned.”