Anambra election: INEC rules out postponement, sends crucial message to APGA, APC and other Nigeria news
- INEC says nothing will stop the conduct of the November 6 governor’s election in Anambra state
- Chima Duruaku, director of the commission, made the statement at a stakeholder meeting in Awka
- Duruaku argued that all non-sensitive documents for the ballot are already in the state’s 21 local government areas.
Awka, Anambra – The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said the upcoming governorate elections in Anambra state will not be postponed.
The Nation reports that a commission director, Chima Duruaku, revealed it during a meeting with media officials this weekend in Awka, the state capital.
Legit.ng realized that the commission would do everything to follow the law in conducting the Anambra election.
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“INEC is a creation of law. We do everything according to the law. The law will guide us in conducting the election of Anambra.
“If the law says we will postpone the election, we will follow the law. But for now, we are not thinking of postponing the elections. The date of November 6 is sacrosanct and we are working on it. No change.
He denied claims that the election materials for the election of the governor of Anambra came from Imo state.
Duruaku, however, said all non-sensitive documents for the Nov. 6 poll were already in the state’s 21 local government areas.
He further said that sensitive documents would be brought into the state a few days before the poll and stored at the Central Bank of Nigeria CBN in the state.
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The commission said 2,525,471 voters were eligible to vote in the November 6 ballot.
INEC said that figure included 77,475 new registrants in the continuous voter registration exercise that ended on September 5.
Duruaku said the workshop was aimed at informing residents of Anambra through the media that INEC was prepared for November 6.
Speaking on the election, State Resident Election Commissioner (REC) Nkwachukwu Orji called on the media to be objective and transparent in reporting the election.
Orji, who was represented by State Director, Voter Education and Publicity Samuel Njmem, said the electoral arbiter will be transparent in all his dealings with the media and the electorate during the election.
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During this time, Legit.ng previously reported that the Social Democratic Party (SDP) had expressed deep anger at the propensity of political money bags to rig the country’s elections.
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It was reported that the party has said it has become imperative to advocate for the death penalty for election fraudsters ahead of the 2023 general election.
The party also opposed the zoning of the Delta State governor’s ticket in the central senatorial district.