Gubernatorial Election: INEC, Security Chiefs meet in Anambra

Gubernatorial Election: INEC, Security Chiefs meet in Anambra

Ahead of the November gubernatorial election in Anambra State, the National Assembly Joint Committee on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Wednesday met with the leadership of the electoral body and heads of security agencies to fashion out modalities in ensuring hitch-free elections.

The Chairman of the INEC, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, revealed that the commission had recovered from the various attacks on the facilities of the Commission in the South-East and Anambra state in particular.

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Yakubu made the revelation before going into a closed-door meeting with the Legislators, stressing that the Commission was ready to conduct a hitch-free Anambra gubernatorial elections come November 6, 2021.

He noted that the Commission, at the beginning of its preparations for the elections, lined up fourteen activities to be executed, out of which twelve had been successfully accomplished, with two to be executed days before the election.

Meanwhile, the committee lending its voice to the claims by the INEC boss, said that the Federal Government had made adequate security arrangements to conduct the November 6, gubernatorial elections in Anambra State as scheduled.

It also hinted that all necessary materials required for the conduct of the election had been secured and made ready for the exercise.

Senator Kabiru Gaya who chairs the committee, also confirmed that all the sensitive materials had been set for the election, in addition to other logistics needed to have a hitch-free election.

On the apprehension trailing the proposed elections, he noted that the security aspect had also been rejigged for effective protection of lives and property in the state, before, during and after the elections.

He commended the Media for the effective coverage & reportage of the ongoing electioneering, insisting that Journalists had proven to be partners in progress in the nation’s development efforts.

On the controversy as to whether or not INEC would be allowed to transmit election results electronically, Senator Gaya said that it was left for the Commission to determine the mode of transmission to use.

Senator Gaya therefore, assured the people of Anambra and indeed all Nigerians, that by 4 pm on Sunday, November 7, 2021, the people would be waiting to receive an announcement from INEC of the new governor-elect for Anambra State.

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Gubernatorial Election: INEC, Security Chiefs meet in Anambra

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