Anambra Election INEC debunks APGA’s allegations of malpractice

The Anambra state Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC, Dr. Nwachukwu Orji, said that no election material was missing.

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has debunked reports that sensitive materials meant for the November 18, 2017 guber polls were moved to a hotel.

The All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) chairman, Chief Victor Oye, had earlier alleged election materials were intercepted by security personnel.

Speaking further on the allegation, the Anambra state Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC, Dr. Nwachukwu Orji, said that no election material was missing.

Orji also said “The Commission has had the opportunity to compare the register recovered by the Police and the one meant for the 18th November Anambra State governorship election. It is clear on examination that what the Police recovered appears to have been printed from the electronic register given to the political parties, and not the official register of voters for the governorship election.

“INEC wishes to reassure the public that it will continue to be transparent in its processes. The Commission, therefore, appeals to all stakeholders to confirm their information before going to the press in order not to undermine the peace that has so far prevailed in Anambra State ahead of the governorship election.

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“The Commission also wishes to restate its determination and commitment to ensure that the 18th November Anambra State governorship election is free, fair and credible, and solicits the cooperation of the people of the state in this regard.”

INEC is ready

Meanwhile, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will engage no fewer than 20,000 personnel for the conduct of the governorship election in Anambra.

According to INEC, the election is slated to hold on November 18, 2017.

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