By Augustine Ehikioya
To ensure hitch-free Anambra State Gubernatorial elections, the Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi, has directed officers and men of the Corps to collaborate with other security agencies during the election.
This was contained in a statement issued by Bisi Kazeem, the Corps Public Education Officer, and made available to Security Watch Africa (SWA).
The statement reads “As part of preparations towards ensuring a smooth conduct of the forthcoming Anambra gubernatorial elections scheduled by the electoral umpire to hold on Saturday, November 6, 2021, the Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps, Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi has ordered operatives of the Corps deployed to cover the election to ensure effective collaboration with the Nigeria Police Force and other security agencies in the enforcement of restrictions on vehicular movement.”
The Corps operatives deployed to cover the election, the statement said, have also been mandated to clear obstructions from the roads, carry out rescue operations in case of emergencies, and maintain orderliness in polling booths.
It added “To ensure that the Corps plays effective role in the elections, the Corps Marshal has directed the deployment of adequate number of personnel of the Corps and vehicles including tow trucks, ambulances to strengthen enforcement of restrictions during the entire process of the election.
“He warned the personnel deployed to play active role in the democratic exercise to exhibit the highest sense of professionalism, ingenuity, and avoid any temptation that could lead to abuse of the rights of electorates.
“While reading out the marching order to the personnel, the Corps Marshal wished Anambrarians a peaceful, free and fair elections.”