Edo Election: Motorists, Travellers Stranded Due To Restriction Order


A lot of motorists and travellers are stranded at Okpella, Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo State, owing to restriction of movement order during the governorship election today.

The police directed a restriction order on the movement of vehicles between 11:59pm and Friday and 6:00pm on Saturday.

Articulated vehicles were on long queues on Benin-Auchi-Okene way, having been stopped and parked by military officers on duty.

Some truck drivers who spoke to reporters said they had hoped to beat the restriction period before the Edo Election starts.

One Mr Bello Abdulraman said, “I am coming from Abuja and going to Benin with the intention of getting to Benin before 8:30pm.

“Getting to Jattu junction, we were stopped by military personnel who barricaded the road, refusing us to go through.

“They insist we will remain here untill after the election.”


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