Oyo State Government has announced the restriction of movements of persons and goods within the territory of the state between 6am and 3pm on Saturday.
In a statement made available to Gistsmate Media, the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Mrs. Olubamiwo Adeosun declared that the restrictions have become necessary to enable voters in the 33 local governments participate freely in the May 22 election.
According to Adeosun, the movement of persons and goods will be restricted between the hours of 6am and 3pm to enable officials of the Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission (OYSIEC) conduct the election without hindrance.
“In furtherance of the quest for a hitch-free local government election holding on Saturday, May 22, 2021, His Excellency, the Governor of Oyo State, ‘Seyi Makinde, has ordered the restriction of movements between the hours of 6 am and 3 pm on the aforementioned date.
“During the period of the restriction, security operatives will stop unauthorised movement of persons and goods in all parts of the state.
“Only persons on essential duties would be exempted from the restriction order.
“The general public is hereby advised to observe the restriction order avoid any form of brushes with security operatives.
“Indigenes and residents of the state are as well enjoined to go about their duties peacefully while they go out to cast their votes in line with prescribed guidelines of OYSIEC.”