#AnambraDecides: Are The People Really Ready?
Main roads are clear, people are heading to markets to make final purchases while others are heading on buses to their home towns to cast their votes
Voter sensitization is still ongoing while security operatives have deployed officers to strategic positions.
The Independent National Electoral Commission has begun distribution of sensitive materials to local council areas and polling units.
But most the important people in this exercise (the electorate) are at ease.
It's nail biting for candidates as reports of horse trading continue to filter in while party agents continue to whisper their concerns huddled together.
Bounce News took a tour of the city and observed travelling out of Awka, the state capital is on the rise while some others are just relaxing and enjoying the public holiday.
A visit to IMT juction, Abaka area, Nnamdi Azikwe University (UNIZIK) and Amawbia community show that all eyes are on Saturday's contest.
Unfortunately, of 30 people survey between age 20 and 38 only two of them own voters cards. The others are willing to share their opinion on the contest but will not come out and vote.
"It is not my fault that I do not have a voters card. I tried to get it but each time I went there they kept telling me that they do not have any material on ground. When they announced that they had, I did not have time to go there and soend 2 hours to register. For what na?", asked Fidelis who manages a car wash.
Meanwhile, Kemi who serves as an attendant at a restuarant is excited about the election. She is happy that more visitors have trooped into the city as sales are on the rise.
"Normally we would not have finished selling one cooler of rice at 1pm. But since last week we haave being selling about two coolers of rice by 2pm. We are also getting tips and business is looking good. I will vote but I will travel to my community this evening and vote there".
IPOB Not In Sight
Supporters of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra are in the minority. A visit by some observers to Obosi (IPOB's stronghold) suggests that there are no anti-voting campaign being run.
Earlier on Friday, the Deputy Inspector General of Police, Operations in charge of security for the polls, Habila Ishak said 26,000 officers have been deployed for the exercise.
3 helicopters and 6 gunboats have also been deployed to secure the state.
"We will not tolerate anyone who tries to work against the rule of law. This exercise will be peaceful and we have not seen any sign of IPOB trying to coordinate any of its activities.
"The officers have been informed of their responsibilities and they are ready to go. As you can see, Anambra is peaceful and it must remai this way".
Bounce News also spoke to the Resident Electoral Commissioner, Nwachukwu Orji and he said the umpire has crossed its Ts and dotted the Is.
"We have done everything humanly possible to make sure the polls are free, fair and credible. Materials are heading to local council areas and we have moved our people into strategic areas."
In all, Anambra seems ready but are the people willing to come out and vote?