ANAMBRA POLL TO HOLD AS SCHEDULED, SAYS INEC

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday assured Nigerians that the Nov. 18 Governorship election in Anambra would hold as scheduled. Chief Adedeji Soyebi, INEC National Commissioner in charge of Oyo, Osun and Ekiti, gave the assurance in Ibadan after declaring open a one – day Implementing Meeting on INEC Weekly Radio Programme.

He said the threat by a group over the conduct of the election should be seen as a mere security challenge which the security apparatus was taking good care of. “We are ahead of time, continuous voter registrations in Anambra have been concluded and in three or four weeks’ time, all the registered voters must have collected their voter cards. “We are going to conduct the election by law, so the threat is just a security challenge and I am sure the security apparatus have strategised on how to take good care of it.

“The election will be one of the best elections they have ever witnessed. “So, Anambra people should expect a peaceful, free, fair and credible poll,’’ the INEC commissioner stated.