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Abia State government has announced the restriction of movement in parts of the state as the bye-election scheduled for today takes center stage.
This announcement was made by Chief John Okiyi Kalu who is the Honorable Commissioner for Information in the State in a press statement sighted by The Eastern Updates.
Below is the full text of the statement.
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Government Special Announcement
Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, has approved the restriction of movements in Aba North and Aba South Local Government Areas (LGAs) from 8:00 pm (2000hrs) Friday, 26th March 2021 to 6:00 am (0600hrs) Sunday, 28th March 2021.
Only voters, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) officials on election duty, workers on essential duties with proper identification documents and security operatives are exempted from the restrictions within the stated period.
Meanwhile, the usual monthly environmental sanitation exercise will go ahead in the other 15 LGAs on Saturday, March 27. Concerned Local Government Chairmen are expected to lock down their respective LGAs within the period of the clean-up exercise.
Chief John Okiyi Kalu
Honorable Commissioner for Information, Abia State
26th March 2021.
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