The People Of Anambra Will Determine Who Their Next Governor Would Be By Nov. 18 – INEC Shames Nnamdi Kanu

By Post-Nigeria October 4, 2017 07:45

The People Of Anambra Will Determine Who Their Next Governor Would Be By Nov. 18 – INEC Shames Nnamdi Kanu

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has said that the Commission would try to ensure that the forthcoming Anambra Governorship election will not be inconclusive.

This announcement was made by the INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, at a consultative meeting between the Commission and the Media, on Tuesday, in Abuja.

He said: “For a very long time, Anambra elections have not been concluded on the first ballot, but we are sure this time that the election will be concluded at first ballot’.’

He also said that in the history of Anambra elections, it was very unusual that the Commission had not been bugged by court cases, due to a political party presenting two candidates for an election.

“So far, we have not been served any court injunction or any party bringing two candidates to us. This is very unusual in Anambra State’’, he noted.

Yakubu promised that the Commission would conduct a free, fair and credible election in the State, saying: “The people of Anambra will determine who their next Governor will be by Nov. 18.’’

He stated that the Commission was fully prepared for the election, adding that, 6,200 card readers would be deployed for the exercise.

He further noted that as at last week, the functionality of 5,200 card readers were tested, and that INEC was satisfied with the result.

“The remaining 1,000 smart card readers will be tested this week’’, Yakubu said.

He stated that as part of the preparation for the election, no fewer than 90,000 new voters were registered in the ongoing Continuous Voter Registration in the State, and added to existing number.

He pledged that all newly-registered voters in the State in the first and second quarter of the exercise would get their Permanent Voters Card, PVC, before the election.

“We are looking at latest Oct. 15 to take delivery of printed PVCs for all those who registered in Anambra at the first quarter at the Local Government level, and second quarter at the Ward level.

“We want to start distributing at least 30 days before the election, so that anybody who has registered can get his or her card before the poll”, the Chairman said.

 

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