- Ahead of the November 6 governorship election in Anambra state, petroleum marketers association have said filling stations will shut down
- The shutdown, according to association, is in line with the state government's declaration of Thursday and Friday as work-free days
- Chinedu Anyaso, the chairman of IPMAN, said advised motorists and those on election duty in Anambra to buy sufficient petrol on Thursday, November 4 before the outlets are closed
Awka, Anambra state - The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN), Enugu Depot Community, says all outlets will be closed on Thursday, November 4.
Legit.ng gathers that Chinedu Anyaso, the chairman of IPMAN in the zone, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Awka on Wednesday, November 3.
Anyaso said the decision to close outlets follows the Anambra state government's declaration of Thursday and Friday as work-free days to enable workers to go to their voting locations, The Cable also stated.
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He said the police have also ordered total lockdown effective Thursday and that marketers would have to abide.
The chairman urged marketers to allow their staff and pump attendants who were eligible voters to travel and exercise their civic duty.
He gave assurance that there was enough supply in Anambra and that those who required products should go to any outlet and purchase to avoid being stranded on Friday, November 5.
“We are law-abiding citizens, the state government and security agencies have announced various measures to enable people to participate in the election including work-free days and statewide lockdown.
“By Thursday, filling stations will shut down in compliance with these directives, so we want to advise that those who will be on election duty should make efforts to buy fuel on Thursday.
“Our workers, most of whom are registered voters in Anambra, will also have to travel to the places where they will cast their votes."
Anambra election: Obiano declares Thursday, Friday as public holiday
Legit.ng earlier reported that with less than three days to the Anambra state governorship election, the southeast state government declared Thursday, November 4, and Friday, November 5, as work-free days.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by Harry Udu, the state head of service, on Wednesday, November 3, in Awka, the state capital.
The decision approved by Governor Willie Obiano is to enable residents to move to the locations where they are registered to cast their votes on Saturday, November 6. Similarly, Anambra police command said there would be a total lockdown from Thursday to enable the officers to take control of the space and deal with situations promptly.