- Workers in the public and private sectors in Anambra state have been given the permission to stay off work for two days
- This is as the state government declared Thursday, November 4, and Friday, November 5, work-free days to enable residents to move
- Harry Udu, the state head of service, who made the disclosure in a statement noted that the decision was approved by Governr Willie Obiano
Awka - With less than three days to the Anambra state governorship election, the southeast state government has 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.
Nigerian Tribune reports that 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.
Police impose lockdown
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The state commissioner of police, Echeng Echeng said measures had been put in place to ensure maximum security.
Anambra election: US issues strong statement ahead of poll
According to an earlier report by Legit.ng, the United States of America said that the government would be watching the activities surrounding the poll very closely.
A statement by the US government on Wednesday, November 3, said it looks forward to a peaceful and transparent gubernatorial election in Anambra State on November 6.
The US also said that it is expecting that the results from the polls on Saturday, November 6, would be one that accurately reflects the will of the state’s residents.
Anambra state governorship election must hold, says IGP Baba
In a related development, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Akali Baba, vowed that the Nigeria Police Force and other sister agencies would see to the success of the forthcoming governorship election in Anambra state.
The IG who was speaking during a workshop organised by Assistant Inspector-General of Police (AIG), Zone 2 Command, Onikan, Lagos, Johnson Babatunde Kokomo, said he was affirmative that the Anambra election would be successful.