#AnambraDecides: Gov. Obi’s movement restricted by police, reacts to el-Rufai’s ‘detention’


by Akan Ido

Governor of Anambra, Peter Obi has had his movement restricted to the vicinity of the Government House as gubernatorial elections in the state get underway.

Obi was busy treating files at the Government Lodge on Saturday as voting continued in different parts of the state.

Obi explained that his restriction was as a result of the curfew imposed on the state to ensure a peaceful and rancour-free elections.

The governor who left the Lodge at 11:50am  for accreditation at his house in Agulu had to do so with police clearance. None of his security followed him as police men on election duty escorted him to the place and back to the lodge.

Read the Vanguard report below:

Obi who said he had no problem with the arrangement, said he would support any measure taken to guarantee free and fair election at all times. He said though he had no idea while the restriction should affect him as the Chief Security Officer, but that it was part of the sacrifice for the sanctity of the electoral process.

Commenting on the restriction of  Mallam El Rufai, Obi who confessed to hearing about that for the first time wondered why he left Katsina for Anambra State. He said though the restriction affected everybody and should be understood as part of measures to ensure free and fair election, he wondered why some Nigerians enjoy putting up reckless behaviour that would only led to lawlessness.

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