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Presidential election: Police impose 12am to 6pm movement restriction in Lagos
As a result of the presidential election, the Lagos State Police Command has imposed a movement restriction from 12 to 6 p.m.
In accordance with the security architecture put in place for the General Elections of 2023, human and vehicular movements will be restricted on Saturday, February 25, 2023, between the hours of 12 a.m. and 6 p.m., according to a statement released by the spokesperson for the Lagos Police Command, Benjamin Hundeyin, on Friday.
1) A few hours before the presidential election, the Bauchi State Office of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC arrested a man named Hassan Ahmad who was in possession of two million naira in both old and new currencies, amidst a cash shortage in the nation.
2) A few hours before the presidential election, the governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi, vowed to ensure that free, fair, and credible elections are held in the state’s 13 local government areas. Umahi also instructed state security agencies to arrest and prosecute any criminal caught with a firearm on election day.
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3) On Friday, there was commotion in three Local Government Areas, namely Ojo, Apapa, and Mushin, as Mr. Musiliu Akinsanya (Aka M.C. Oluomo) led the Lagos State Park and Garage Management Committee in threatening and preventing INEC-accredited vehicles from leaving Council offices with election materials.
4) Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of INEC stated that declaration of results will be swift and fast, the Chairman provided the assurance during a media briefing in Abuja on Friday. Remember that it took the Commission more than two days to declare the 2019 presidential election winner.
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5) The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has appointed Dr. Isa Abdulmumin as Acting Director of the Department of Corporate Communications. Abdulmumin succeeds Mr. Osita Nwanisobi. Dr. Abdulmumin succeeds Mr. Osita Nwanisobi, who has retired from the CBN.
6) Prof. Ali Ibrahim Pantami, Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, yesterday inaugurated a Committee led by Prof. Adeolu Akande, Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), to advise the Federal Government on appropriate measures to take in protecting the nation’s cyberspace and ICT infrastructure from potential attacks, particularly during the 2023 General Elections.
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7) Muslim and Christian Clerics have cautioned against electoral violence and voting on the basis of tribal and religious affiliation. Malam Aminu Baba Waziri, the Chief Imam of Takur’s central mosque, urged the Muslim Ummah to exercise their constitutional rights and vote for competent leaders.
8) On Friday, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, or EFCC, intercepted N32,400,000 in Lagos. Wilson Uwujaren, the EFCC’s head of media, believes that the funds were earmarked for vote-buying in Lagos.Read More
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9) On Friday, the eve of the presidential elections, strong indications emerged that the majority of potential voters with Permanent Voter Cards, PVCs, may not be able to travel to their respective areas to exercise their basic franchise. As a result of the ongoing cash shortage, it is difficult to obtain the necessary funds for travel.
10) The Independent Electoral Commission INEC announced that the election will not be held in certain polling places across the nation. Professor Muhammad Lawal Bashar, the Jigawa State Resident Election Commissioner (REC), disclosed this while briefing newsmen on plans for the upcoming presidential election in Dutse, the state capital. According to him, the affected polling places are those with zero voters in the nation.
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