ANAMBRA ELECTIONS: AWKA UNEXPECTEDLY CALM
Commercial and social activities on Friday remained normal in Awka, capital Anambra as the people of the state prepare to cast their votes in the governorship election scheduled for Nov. 18.
Reports has it that the state government declared Nov. 17 work free day to enable workers travel to where they will exercise their civic responsibility during the election.
At various motor parks, there was also increased number of passengers to travelling to their various places where they registered to vote.
Mr Emenike Amalu, a supervisor at TRACAS Park, Unizik junction, however, said the park was yet to witness upsurge of passengers.
According to him, there is no significant difference in the movement of commuters between today and in the past in the park.
Amalu expressed the hope that passenger movement might increase later in the evening.
There were no queues at the various filling stations visited as motorists were seen purchasing fuel at normal price and with ease.
Mr Sunday Ajayi, the Sector Commander of FRSC in Anambra said the command expected an upsurge in traffic and had strategised to manage it effectively.
Ajayi, who promised that FRSC would play its role creditable toward ensuring easy movement of vehicles, before, during and after the election, urged the people to cooperate with the officials.