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Scarcity of hotel accommodations hit Osun ahead of guber election

Hotel accommodations in Osogbo, Osun State capital have been fully booked, with little or no space available ahead of the July 16 governorship election in…

Hotel accommodations in Osogbo, Osun State capital have been fully booked, with little or no space available ahead of the July 16 governorship election in the state.

A News Agency of Nigeria (NAN ) correspondent who visited some hotels in Osogbo on Wednesday, said most of the rooms in several hotels were already booked by political party officials, NGOs, government officials and key actors participating in the election.

Prices of accommodation in the hotels have increased due to the influx of guests from other states for the poll.

During a visit to leisure Spring Hotel, along Dele-yes sir, a receptionist told NAN correspondent that they had no vacant rooms.

Also at Ideal Nestle hotel, a receptionist who also preferred anonymity, said all rooms had been booked.

He said politicians and dignitaries had been coming from Abuja, Lagos, Kano, Kaduna, Ekiti and other places for the election.

”These people’s representatives come to pay for their reservation even before their arrival, making all our rooms fully booked ahead of Saturday’s election.”

NAN further observed that some hotel premises had security personnel and their vehicles parked both inside and outside the hotels.

NAN reports that candidates of political parties vying for the governorship seat include Sen. Ademola Adeleke ( PDP), Mr Lasun Yussuf (Labour Party) and Gov. Adegboyega Oyetola (APC).

The Nigeria Police are expected to deploy 21, 000 officers for the election, while INEC moved 12 resident electoral commissioners and five national commissioners to the state to supervise its conduct.

Also, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) said it would deploy 1,500 officers across strategic spots for the safety of lives and property with the Nigerian Security Civil Defence Corps having hundreds of its personnel ready for the election. (NAN)