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Lagos By-Election: Vehicular Movement Restricted Only In Surulere – Police

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The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Kayode Egbetokun had on Thursday imposed restrictions on movements – from 12:00 am to 6:00 pm – in areas in 26 states of the federation where by-elections and run-off polls are set to be held on Saturday.

Meanwhile, the Lagos state Police say the restriction of vehicular movement is limited only to the affected constituency (Surulere), where the poll exercise is expected to take place.

While making further clarification, the spokesperson of the Lagos State Police Command, Benjamin Hundeyin, disclosed that the restriction only applicable to the Surulere area of the State.

In his words, “CLARIFICATION: In the forthcoming bye-election in Lagos State, restriction of movement is applicable only in the election area, Surulere Federal Constituency I,” he said in a Friday post on his X handle. “There is no restriction of movement in other parts of the state.”

The Surulere Federal Constituency 1 position became vacant after the member representing the Constituency, Femi Gbajabiamila, who clinched the post in the 2023 elections was appointed by President Bola Tinubu as his Chief of Staff.