On 9ja news , ahead of the Edo State Governorship election scheduled to hold on Saturday, September 19, the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) Tuesday says it has deployed 1,500 officials and 35 vehicles. This is in order to assist in guaranteeing a hitch free election on saturday.
The team is headed by Zonal Commanding Officer RS5, Benin who would be assisted by Assistant Corps Marshal in charge of Federal Operations and Sector Commander RS5.1 Benin.
The Corps Public Education Officer (PEO), Bisi Kazeem said the 35 vehicles deployed include tow trucks, ambulances and other operational vehicles to help in the electoral processes in the 18 Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Edo state.
Kazeem quoted the Corps Marshal, Oyeyemi Boboye, saying the officials were tasked to carry out enforcement of no movement order; certify INEC vehicles to be used to convey electoral materials and also to remove all obstructions and execute rescue operations.
He added that they are to join other sister agencies to maintain orderliness at assigned polling booths.
Kazeem noted that the persons involved are to conduct themselves in a professional manner, and ensure strict compliance with the Presidential Task Force(PTF) directives on COVID-19.