A typical electrical circuit with resistors only can be shown as in the fig.
This is how every book and every website indicates the direction of current in the circuit diagrams.
But I have a doubt whether we can assign current in the plain wire section of the circuit assuming the wires to be ideal.
We know that points A , B and C in the above circuit are at equal potentials (since the wire is ideal) but this means that the direction of electric field in this section of the wire will be perpendicular to the wire but this again indicates that the electrons in this plain section do not feel any electrical force due to the battery along the length of the wire and thus it does not drift and thus has only random motions which means that there is no current in the plain sections of the wire.
Now my question is that is the picture correct or are the books wrong?