Anambra Election: Hotel Operators Planning Shutdown Over Fears of Insecurity

Anambra Election: Hotel Operators Planning Shutdown Over Fears of Insecurity

  • Ahead of the November 6 Anambra state governorship election, hotel operators in some parts have expressed concern
  • Various hotel management reportedly asked visitors to vacate the premises over fears that their facility might be attacked
  • Recall that visitors had cried out over accommodation as some were stranded for hours in search of accommodation

Awka - Hotel operators in some parts of Anambra are living in fear of their businesses being attacked following insecurity concerns in the state ahead of Saturday's election, and have been planning to shut down their hotels. correspondents in Awka who struggled to get hotels on Wednesday night, November 3, were told by the hotel management to vacate the premises over fears that their facility might be attacked by unknown gunmen.

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Hotel operators are reportedly planning to shutdown over fears of insecurity. Photo credit: Emmanuel Osodi
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"Our oga said we should ask everyone to vacate the hotel rooms because there's a report circulating that some people can attack us at any time.

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"Please o, we cannot afford to take risks," they told our correspondent.

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Another visit to three other hotels confirmed that about three of them had been shut down.

Many of the hotels had been fully booked before our correspondents arrived, but the ones which still had rooms were reluctant to allow people check in.

Although there are reports that the sit-at-home order by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) had been canceled, there are still indications that hotel operators might still be unwilling to allow visitors in their hotels.

No more hotel accommodation in Anambra ahead of governorship election

Recall that days to the November 6 governorship, visitors to the state are lamenting the difficulty in securing hotel accommodations.

Some of the visitors revealed that they have been in search of accommodation for several hours without success.

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

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

Meanwhile, 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.


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