This is so ridiculous. For the 3rd Saturday in a row, we have restricted movement for 8 hours for elections. This time is for the senate. In a few states, last week's governorship elections are being conducted. Predictably, the turn-out has been fairly low. From some of the TV coverage I've seen so far, today's situation is a flip from the last 2 weeks, with INEC officials sitting around and waiting for the voters to turn up. This is to be expected, because a lot of the focus has been on the state government and presidential elections. And by now, I think people are tired of staying at home and just want their regular Saturdays back. We all have errands to run (though the curfews have been good for me because I was forced to stay at home and get important tasks done) and things that we need to be doing. I get the sense that today's curfew is not being so strictly observed and that people are out and about.
Meanwhile, Tuesday is Worker's Day, so is another public holiday. We didn't get it off last year at my work-place and with all the holidays we have been having lately, I don't know that we really need it.