Lagos by-election: Police exempt WAEC officials, candidates from restriction order

The Lagos State Police Command has exempted WAEC officials and candidates who will be involved in the ongoing West African Senior School Certificate Examination for Private Candidates scheduled to hold on Saturday from the restriction of movement order.

Police had earlier announced restriction of movement between 6am and 6pm of the date due to the by elections of the Lagos East Senatorial District and Kosofe 11 Contituency of the Lagos State House of Assembly slated for Saturday.

The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu, made the declaration today after due consultation with relevant stakeholders on the need to consider such exemption for the concerned officials and candidates

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

CP Hakeem Odumosu however stated categorically that according to the clarification made available to the police by WAEC on means of identification, the concerned WAEC staff will be identified by their staff Identification cards, while supervisors must be in possession of their appointment letters from WAEC or Identification cards and examination mail bags. The candidates will be identified by their photo cards which contain their names, passport photographs and subject details.

The police boss therefore urged those exempted to be law-abiding, orderly and courteuos while in contact and relating with security operatives in the course of their movement during the restriction period.


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