July 23, (THEWILL) – Like Lagos State, Ogun State has announced a statewide restriction of movement on Saturday, July 24, 2021, to enhance the smooth and peaceful conduct of the local government elections scheduled to take place this weekend.
A statement by the State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Alhaji Abdulwaheed Odusile, said the nine-hour restriction will take place between 7 a.m and 4 p.m.
The restriction, the statement said, is at the instance of the Ogun State Independent Electoral Commission (OGSIEC), which is conducting the councilorship and chairmanship elections in all the 236 wards across the 20 local government areas of the state.
However, during the period of the restriction, voters will be free to move to their polling centres within their neighborhood and cast their votes for the candidates of their choice.
The statement urged the electorate to be peaceful and avoid any act that could “tarnish the hard-earned reputation of Ogun State as one of the most peaceful states in the country.”