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Poll shift: Runaway families in dilemma over election violence

Daily Trust gathered that many families left their businesses while some took leave from offices to travel from the North for fear of any eventuality…

Daily Trust gathered that many families left their businesses while some took leave from offices to travel from the North for fear of any eventuality before, during or after the election.
Some family members who spoke to Daily Trust on phone expressed disappointment over the postponement, saying it disorganised their programmes.
“We were on our way to Lagos when we got news that the elections had been postponed. Our plan was to stay for just two weeks and come after elections, now we don’t know what to do because the children cannot go to school here. We are now at a crossroads, whether to come back or not. My husband’s business is suffering while the children too are lagging behind educationally,” Mrs. Aderemi Janet said.
Another woman, Mrs. Adamu who also travelled to Ondo State with her children told our reporter on phone that she had enrolled her children in another school over there; saying they will not come back to Kaduna until the elections are conducted.
A man, Chika Kalu, who left his business in Kaduna to travel to the East for fear of violence said he was stranded because he had nothinh doing over there. “Coming back to Kaduna to come back in six weeks is big expense for me, I don’t know what to do,” he said.
Mr. Michael Samuel who took leave from work to travel with his wife and children told our reporter in a telephone chat that they were on their way back to Kaduna so that he can go back to work while the children can continue with their education.

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