The usual Monday sit-at-home exercise was not observed in Anambra State, as people in the State, especially politicians focused on having updates on the result of the 25 February 2023, general election, as they trickle in.
In areas like Onitsha, Nnewi, Ogidi, Nkpor. Ekwulobia. Okpoko. Oba, among others, people were seen in groups of 10,15, 20 and above, discussing the outcome of the election even as mini markets, shops, merchanic workshops, among others, opened for business.
The major roads that include , Awka Oguta, Upper New market, Old and new markets, Ugwunobampkpa, Okosi, Zik’s Avenue , Oniitsha/Owerri, among others were busy with tricycles, buses and articulated vehicles, that ply them.
A driver. Mr John Omam, said there was no sit-at-home exercise today because the attention of every body was on result of the general election which was held last Saturday and currently still lingering.
“We are not talking about sit-at-home order today because what happened was above that. We are waiting for updates on the results for the conduct of the election and if you are talking about sit-at-home that means you are a stranger in Jerusalem.
My radio set has been on since Saturday, my handset is with me and I always browse to get direct report on the election. I don’t want to be told on the outcome of the he result. So to talk of sit-at-home is entirely out of the picture,” he stated.
A trader at Ogbaru Relief (Main)market, who simply identified himself as Jorome, stated that the election was a national issue that one has to be on the know so that he would not be seen as not knowing what happens in a country he belongs to.
“I am a Nigerian and should know the outcome of the election results. It is only a fool that may not be interested in the happpenings these days in the country. So the issue of sit-at-home does not arise for now. The trend now is what is the update on the election”, he posited.
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