The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) is ready to support the governorship elections in Imo, Kogi, and Bayelsa states on November 11. The Corps Marshal, Dauda Ali Biu, has ordered 4500 of his men and women, along with 105 vehicles, such as tow trucks and ambulances, to be deployed to the three states. The deputy Corps Marshal, Bisi Kazeem, announced this on Wednesday.
The FRSC operatives will work together with the Nigerian Police Force, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), and other security agencies to make sure that no vehicles are allowed to move during the elections.
The operatives will also help to remove any obstacles on the roads, assist in any emergencies, and keep the peace at the voting centres.
The statement says, “The Corps Marshal wants the Corps to play an effective role in the elections, so he has directed that each of the three states should have 1500 operatives of the Corps and 35 vehicles, including tow trucks and ambulances, to enforce the restrictions during the whole process of the election.”
The Corps Marshal also reminded the operatives to be professional and respectful of the voters’ rights.
He appealed to the voters to follow all the rules and regulations to ensure a smooth, fair, and peaceful election.