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We are satisfied with level of preparations for Anambra governorship election – INEC



We are satisfied with level of preparations for Anambra governorship election – INEC

By Emmanuel Oloniruha

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said on Thursday it was satisfied with the current level of preparations for the election of Governor of Anambra on November 6.

In a statement by its national commissioner and chairman of the Voter Information and Education Committee, Festus Okoye in Abuja, the commission said virtually all non-sensitive documents have been delivered in preparation for the election.

Okoye said the commission deliberated on the election of the state governor on November 6, at its regular weekly meeting held in Abuja on Thursday,

“The training of ad-hoc staff is also proceeding as planned.

“The Commission is in contact with the National Peace Committee under the chairmanship of the former Head of State, retired General Abdulsalami Abubakar.

“Preparations are underway for the signing of the Awka Peace Agreement on November 4.”

Okoye said the Committee also noted with satisfaction the role of religious, traditional and community leaders in Anambra State.

The commission also appreciated civil society, socio-cultural associations and the media for their call for peace during the electoral campaign and the activities on election day.

Okoye also revealed that INEC also published the ballot notice in his state and all local government offices in Anambra state on Thursday.

He said that so far, the commission has successfully implemented 12 of the 14 activities in the schedule and schedule of activities.

“Pursuant to Article 46 of the Election Law of 2010 (as amended), the Commission must, no later than 14 days before election day, publish a notice specifying the date and times fixed for the election. ballot; the persons entitled to vote; and the location of polling stations.

“In the same vein, today is the last day for the submission of the names of electoral agents by political parties.

“Pursuant to article 45 of the electoral law, each political party may, by written notification addressed to the chief electoral officer of the local government, appoint an electoral agent for each voting unit and collation center.

“The notice must indicate the name and address of the polling agent, accompanied by two identity photographs of each polling agent, and a sample of the agent’s signature at least 14 days before the date set for election.

Okoye advised political parties to strictly adhere to the law and guidelines for the deployment of election officers.

He said only properly accredited polling officers would be allowed to operate at polling stations and collection centers.

“With just over two weeks before the elections, the Commission calls again for the support of everyone in Anambra to ensure that the elections are not only peaceful, but also free, fair and credible.”

Source: NAN

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