ANAMBRA ANNOUNCES CLOSURE OF MARKETS FOR CENTRAL SENATORIAL ELECTION RE-RUN
By Nwogueze E. Chikodili
The much anticipated Anambra Central Senatorial election re-run takes place today, 13th January 2018 and ndi Anambra residents in the seven local governments which make up the district are expected to come out en masse to cast their votes for the candidate of their choice.
The seven local governments involved in the election rerun will by this development, experience restricted movement. This was made known in a press statement signed and issued by the Hon. Commissioner for information and Communication Strategy, Ogbuefi Tony Nnachetta. The statement stated clearly that there will be restricted movement and closure of markets from 6.00 am to 4.00 pm in Idemili North & Idemili South, Njikoka, Dunukofia, Anaocha, Awka North and Awka South Local Governments where the Anambra Central Senatorial re-run election will hold.
According to the statement, there will be no restrictions along Enugu/Onitsha Expressway for interstate commuters.
This restrictions are in place to encourage registered voters in the affected local government areas to exercise their franchise as a matter of duty and civic responsibility.
Below is the press statement as released from the Ministry of Information & Communication Strategy, Anambra State.
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
Partial restriction on movement in some parts of Anambra state ahead of Saturday's Anambra Central Senatorial Election.
Anambra State government wishes to inform Ndi Anambra and concerned members of the public that movement of individuals and vehicles will be restricted on Saturday, 13th January 2018 from 6am till 4pm in the seven local government areas (Idemili North & Idemili South, Njikoka, Dunukofia, Anaocha, Awka North and Awka South) where the Anambra Central Senatorial Election is scheduled to hold. All markets in those Local Governments are also closed from 6am until 4pm.
There will be no restrictions along Enugu/Onitsha Expressway for interstate commuters.
These partial restrictions are to encourage registered voters in the affected local government areas to go out on that day exercise their civic responsibilities.
Security agencies, the motoring public, Ndi Anambra and other concerned stakeholders are to please take note.
Ogbuefi Tony Nnachetta
Ministry of Information and Communication Strategy