ELECTIONS

LAGOS BY-ELECTIONS: POLICE EXEMPT WAEC OFFICIALS, CANDIDATES FROM RESTRICTION ORDER_Femi Ehiabhi

The Lagos State Police Command has exempted West African Examination Council officials and candidates involved in the ongoing West African Senior School Certificate Examination for Private Candidates, scheduled to hold on Saturday 5th December 2020, from the restriction of movement order slated from 6 a.m and 6 p.m.

As a follow up to an earlier directive on the by-elections for the Lagos East Senatorial District and Kosofe II Constituency of the Lagos State House of Assembly, the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, stated that consultations with relevant stakeholders revealed the need to exempt WAEC officials and candidates from the restriction order.

CP Odumosu, however, stated that WAEC officials on duty must provide means of identification to law enforcement officers, while supervisors must be in possession of their appointment letters or identification cards and examination mailbags.

He said that candidates will also be identified with their photo cards displaying their names, passport photographs and subject details on the documents.

While urging officials, candidates and other exempted persons to be law-abiding, orderly and courteous, Odumosu urged WAEC personnel to cooperate with security operatives in the course of their movement during the restriction period. 

The affected Local Government Areas for the by-elections are Epe, Ibeju-Lekki, Kosofe, Somolu and Ikorodu.

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