In anticipation of the gubernatorial elections scheduled for Saturday, November 11, 2023, in Imo, Kogi, and Bayelsa States, the Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Dauda Ali Biu, has issued directives to FRSC operatives to collaborate effectively with the Nigerian Police Force, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), and other security agencies. The collaboration aims to enforce restrictions on vehicular movement during the elections to ensure a smooth and orderly process.
FRSC operatives deployed to cover the elections have been assigned a range of responsibilities, including clearing obstructions from roads, conducting rescue operations in case of emergencies, and maintaining orderliness at polling booths.
To bolster the Corps’s role in these elections, the Corps Marshal has ordered the deployment of 1,500 FRSC personnel and 35 vehicles, which include tow trucks and ambulances, to each of the respective states. This strategic deployment aims to strengthen the enforcement of vehicular movement restrictions throughout the election process.
Corps Marshal Biu emphasized the importance of professionalism and ingenuity among the personnel deployed, urging them to refrain from any actions that could infringe upon the rights of voters.
He called on the electorate in the states to comply with all regulations and restrictions that will be announced, with the hope that the elections will be peaceful, free, and fair.
Deputy Corps Marshal Bisi Kazeem, FRSC’s Corps Public Education Officer, conveyed the directives and the Corps Marshal’s message, underscoring the importance of a collaborative effort to ensure a successful and orderly electoral process.
As the nation prepares for these crucial gubernatorial elections, the FRSC’s role in enforcing vehicular movement restrictions and maintaining order will be pivotal in upholding the integrity of the electoral process.