In preparedness for Saturday’s Bye-election, the Bayelsa state police have deployed 5,000 police officers from the neighbouring states to ensure a hitch-free election.
Nigerian pilot report that the election was earlier slated to hold on October 31, 2020, but rescheduled for December 5, due to EndSars protests.
Addressing newsmen at State Police headquarters, the State Commissioner for Police, Mr Mike Okoli said, “Inspector General of police has been magnanimous in given us sufficient manpower to cover the election, we are deploying 5000 personnel to cover the election.
“Out of the 5000, we have ten-armed mobile police units to be at the out rims not at the polling units, to checkmate the activities of hoodlums that may want to disrupt elections, while the unarmed men will be at the polling units.
“My appeal to the good people of Bayelsa state is to give peace a chance, to make sure they conduct themselves peacefully.
“There will be vehicular restrictions, from 06 hours to 14 hours, when the exercise will be over. We are mindful that, WAEC exams are going on in some areas. We have directed the candidates to pass through to write their exams, they will not be harassed.”