Bayelsa State Police Command yesterday urged all the contestants to abide by the rules to avoid breach of peace in the state.
Police Public Relation officer, in the state DSP Asinim Butswat in a statement said, “the command wishes to inform the general public that it has beefed up security with increased foot, vehicular, and waterways patrols, as well as intensive aerial surveillance in all nooks and crannies of the state.
“All political parties and their contestants should desist from any act capable of disrupting the election process, they are advised to abide by the peace accord they had earlier signed.
“The Command in collaboration with other security agencies have synergized to create an enabling environment for the forthcoming re-run elections in Southern Ijaw LGA and other affected polling units.
“VIPs are advised to desist from using security men to escort them to polling units on election day, as any violation to this order will not be tolerated.
“Security agencies have been ordered to enforce the restrictions of movements, of boats fitted with two hundred (200) horse power engine and above, and all river craft activities in the state waterways, from 7pm to 7am Friday 8th – Sunday 10th January, 2016, respectively.
“Any person or group of persons who violates this order will be arrested and prosecuted accordingly. Likewise, movements of persons, motor vehicles and tricycles will be restricted on the election day, in the entire state from the hours of 6am to 6pm, only those on essential duties will be allowed to move.
“The electorates in the affected areas are advised to come out and exercise their franchise by casting their votes for candidates of their choice.”

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