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Saturday, 28 March 2015

News:Cash Withdrawal Rush,Travel Rush Ahead Of Elections

     

Nigerians across the country rushed to commercial banks on Friday to make last minute cash withdrawals ahead of today’s presidential and parliamentary elections.
In Rivers state, residents rushed to ATMs to collect money, as a result of this cash rush, many ATMs around Port Harcourt city ran out of cash, leaving many customers very angry and frustrated already.

Some customers who attempted to transfer money to their loved ones were left disappointed as their transactions failed even as their accounts were debited. Some affected customers were lucky to have their money returned to their accounts before leaving the ATM points while others were assured by security officers in some of the places that their accounts would be credited in not more than 24 hours.

Saturday PUNCH observed that the Jos-Makurdi-Otukpo-Enugu highway was very busy as commuters and motorists who reportedly left states like Kano, Kaduna, Bauchi, Plateau and Katsina over fear of post-election violence in the North headed down south.
The rush was a precautionary measure by residents who feared that there might be post- election violence which could affect economic activities in the country.
Heavy human and vehicular traffic was also noticed on most of the roads in the city, especially routes leading to major markets.
Heightened buying of food items and other basic needs was witnessed as residents made final rush to stock their homes.
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