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INEC Vows To Conduct 'Embarrassingly Transparent' Governorship Election In Anambra State

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has vowed that it is prepared to conduct an 'embarrassingly transparent governorship election in Anambra State come November 6.

The Commission insists that it has put facilities in place to achieve an all-inclusive electoral process that will nay-sayers without any doubt of its ability to conduct free and credible elections in any part of the country.

INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu.

This was made known by the Commission's Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) for the state, Dr. Nwachukwu Orji during a voter's education and sensitization forum for persons with disabilities and women groups on Saturday, October 16, in Awka, the state capital.

He said;

"INEC is ready on every stage for the election. The electoral materials that got burnt recently in an attack have been replaced; insensitive materials have been distributed to all local government areas and training of officials and ad-hoc staff is ongoing as I speak to you.

We have pasted and presented voters' registers to the political parties fielding candidates; we have published the final list of candidates and we have published the final list of candidates and we have been engaging stakeholders to ensure security at polling units. We have increased polling units to 5,720 to increase access to all voters and we are carrying out aggressive voters education and sensitization appealing to residents to exercise their civic responsibilities.

With all these facilities in place and with the electronic transmission of results, I tell you that the Anambra election will be embarrassingly transparent. This will build confidence in our electoral system".

The gubernatorial election scheduled to hold in Anambra State on the 6th of November has continued to draw a mix of reactions among residents and stakeholders due to the activities of the unknown gunmen who have continued to disrupt political activities in the State.

In response, the Inspector-General Police, Usman Baba Alkali has assured residents of the Force's preparedness to provide maximum safety of lives and properties in the state during the polls.

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Commission INEC Independent National Electoral Commission Mahmood Yakubu Nwachukwu Orji

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