Edo Elections: Leave the polling units after voting, police tell Edo voters

The Nigeria Police Force has instructed voters in Edo State to return home immediately after voting rather than wait for the counting of the ballot.

This instruction was given by the Deputy Inspector-General of Police in charge of Research and Planning, Adeleye Oyebade, who is to coordinate election in Edo State, during the ‘Good Morning Nigeria’ programme on NTA on Friday.

The advice was premised on measures aimed at ensuring that voters remain safe after their voting process.

He said the police would remain neutral during the exercise and vowed to arrest any political thugs.

Oyebade said movement remained restricted and advised any traveler planning to pass through Edo State to take an alternative route.

The DIG urged the candidates who signed the peace accord to make sure that they abide by the terms of the agreement.

However, the Manager, Training, YIAGA Africa, Paul James; said people were free to remain within the polling units to monitor their votes, adding that this would ensure the integrity of the election.

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