CP Abaniwona orders massive deployment ahead of local govt elections in Delta state

….warns that the command will enforce restriction of movement across the 25 LGAs

By Onome Naomi

Ahead of the forthcoming local government elections slated to hold on 13/07/2024 where electorates in Delta State will exercise their right, the commissioner of Police Delta State CP Olufemi Abaniwonda has ordered massive deployment across the state to ensure hitch free elections. The Command in synergy with other sister agencies has deployed massively across the State, all polling units, RACs, collation centres, and DSIEC offices to ensure a hitch and also protect the electorates, and DSIEC officials. Marine Police have equally been deployed to the waterways to ensure that that area too is peaceful during the election.

In a press statement released by SP Bright Edafe, PPRO Delta State Command Asaba, There will be restriction of vehicular movement from 0800hours (8AM) to 1500 hours (3PM) on 13/07/2024, only officials on emergency and essential duties which include accredited election monitors and observers, will be allowed passage during this time NABTEB examination students are also exempted from this restriction of movement order. While regretting the inconveniences this will cause, members of the public are therefore advised to adhere to this instruction as anyone found wanting will be made to face the full wrath of the law. The ban on VIP escorts during the election will also be enforced, they are therefore advised not to move with their security details on Election Day, as any officer found wanting will be arrested and sanctioned accordingly.

The CP also advises all non-state actors (vigilante, anti-cult volunteers, hunters etc.) that they will not be playing any role whatsoever during the elections, so they are to steer clear of the polling units and the entire election process, as any of them found meddling in the election process will be decisively dealt with. While wishing residents in the state a hitch-free election, it’s pertinent to note that the success of this election to a large extent, lies on how the electorate conducts themselves.

The CP therefore urges all residents to be law-abiding, and rest assured that the command will not compromise in carrying out its primary responsibility of ensuring the protection of life and property, as well as the preservation of public tranquillity before, during, and after the elections.

Read Also:CP Olufemi Abaniwonda policing strategies paying off in Delta as the command engages four suspected kidnappers in a gun duel

The following dedicated phone lines are available to the public to reach the command, as a quick response contact for any complaint or distress situation during the election exercise:



This is another opportunity to own a faster-loading website to expand your business and take it digitally online. Meet the best website designer/master coder for any kind of website. Contact them now it is affordable Chat now: 09077260922

Previous articleSterling One Foundation, United Nations Nigeria Announce Africa Social Impact Summit (ASIS 3.0) 2024
Next articleLagos Lawmakers Invite Attorney-General Over Supreme Court Judgement On LGs


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here