No More Hotel Accommodation in Anambra Ahead of Governorship Election

No More Hotel Accommodation in Anambra Ahead of Governorship Election

  • Visitors are lamenting that there is no more hotel accommodation ahead of Anambra governorship election
  • Newsmen were also seen expressing worry over the situation as they also sort out their accreditation
  • According to Uche Egwuibe, who works with a hotel at Agu-Awka GRA, the hotel had been booked up till Nov. 10

Days to the November 6 governorship election in Anambra ,visitors to the state are lamenting the difficulty in securing hotel accommodations.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), some of the visitors revealed that they have been in search of accommodation for several hours without success.

Most hetels booked ahead of Anambra election
Ahead of the Anambra gubernatorial election, there are no more hotel accommodation. Photo: Kayode Ogunade
Source: Facebook

Ismaila Oke, an electoral observer who came in from Lagos, said he had been stranded for some hours in search of accommodation.

He said:

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“All the hotels we contacted have no room. So, I have been making calls to see if I can share a room with my other colleagues who came to observe the election."

Ms Eunice Osemene, another observer from Delta, said she and her group came in on time with a view to secure accommodation before the rush, but were still unlucky.

She however said they would keep searching or resort to finding a hotel accommodation outside Awka town.

Newsmen were also seen expressing worry over the situation as they also sort out accreditation with the officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Awka.

Some newsmen accredited to cover the elections, who arrived in Awka since Tuesday also had challenges in getting hotel accommodation.

Some of the newsmen were seen at the Press Centre of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, planning their itinerary and contacting friends for a place to stay.

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Meanwhile a visit by NAN to Club Road, Nibo road and Agu-Awka GRA revealed that hotel reservations within Awka and its environs had been fully booked by visitors.

Officials of the hotels visited told NAN that the number of guests increased as a result of the Nov. 6 governorship election in the state.

A hotelier, Mr Uche Egwuibe, who works with a hotel at Agu-Awka GRA, said the hotel had been booked up till Nov. 10.

Anambra governorship election: PDP's rescue mission will start from southeast state, says Okowa

In another report, Delta state governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa has called on the people of Anambra to close ranks and take back the state in line with Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) "rescue mission" for the country.

Okowa, who is deputy chairman of the PDP national campaign council for Anambra governorship election, gave the charge on Tuesday, November 2 at the party's grand rally at the Alex Ekwueme Square, Awka, attended by a reporter ahead of the poll on Saturday, November 6.

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He said that the gubernatorial poll was special for the youths of Anambra and urged them to come out in their numbers to vote for PDP candidate, Mr. Valentine Ozigbo. He called on party leaders and stakeholders to forgive one another and stay united to win the election.

Anambra governorship debate: Shehu Sani rates the performance of top 3 candidates

Meanwhile, had senator Shehu Sani, a former federal lawmaker from Kaduna state, has hailed the performance of the Anambra governorship candidates who participated in the debate held in Awka on Monday, November 1.

The debate which was organised by Arise News TV featured Charles Soludo, Senator Andy Uba and Valentine Ozigbo who are the candidates of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) respectively.

The candidates answered questions on security, education, economy and health.

Commenting on the debate, Senator Sani said all the three candidates performed well, adding that such a debate cannot happen in many states.


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