On Saturday, July 24, 2021, Ogun State has announced a statewide restriction of movement. The restriction is intended to facilitate the conduct of local government elections in a peaceful and orderly manner. In all 236 wards, the Ogun State Independent Electoral Commission (OGSIEC) is conducting councilor and chairmanship elections.
The government of Ogun State has announced a statewide movement restriction on Saturday, July 24, 2021, in order to facilitate the smooth and peaceful conduct of this weekend’s local government elections.
According to a statement by the State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Alhaji Abdulwaheed Odusile, the nine-hour restriction will take place between the hours of 7 a.m. and 4 p.m.
The statement states that the restriction applies to the Ogun State Independent Electoral Commission (OGSIEC), which is conducting councilorship and chairmanship elections in all 236 wards spread across the state’s 20 local government areas.
However, during the restriction period, voters will be free to travel to their neighborhood polling places and vote for the candidates of their choice.
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The statement implores the electorate to remain peaceful and abstain from any act that might tarnish Ogun State’s hard-won reputation as one of the most peaceful states in the country.
Ogun imposes travel restrictions ahead of the LG election
The statement urged voters to remain peaceful and abstain from acts that would tarnish Ogun State’s hard-won reputation as one of the most peaceful states in the country.