BREAKING NOW!!! INEC REJECTS SHIFT ANAMBRA ELECTION POLL...SEE

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BREAKING NOW!!! INEC REJECTS SHIFT ANAMBRA ELECTION POLL...SEE


Christian Rowland writing for ODOGWU MEDIA... INEC rejects shift in Anambra poll From Odogwu Emeka Odogwu, Awka. Against calls to shift the November 18th, Governorship election in Anambra state,  the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday said the election is sacrosanct.

INEC reiterated its readiness to conduct a credible and transparent election. The commission said it would not allow any change in the date as any postponement would not augur well with the commission in view of its cost implications.

Anambra state Resident Electoral Commissioner, Dr. Nkwachukwu Orji gave the assurance on dring a meeting with the executive members of Interparty Advisory Council (IPAC) in the state. Orji said the commission would resist any attempt to truncate the electoral process.

He cited the instances of 2015 general elections and that of Edo polls where some stakeholders, due to personal interests, pushed for shift of election dates, saying such would not be tolerated in the case of Anambra state.

His words: "We want the election to hold as scheduled. We have 58 days to the election and we are on top of the preparations. There would not be any need for postponement. "Any attempt to shift the date would be waste of resources. We need to conclude the election as scheduled so as to focus on the 2019 general elections." he said.

Congratulating the body for the peaceful conduct of its elections that saw to the reelection of its chairman, Orji also commended the role it played towards the successful conduct of the continuous voter registration exercise, which he described as exceptional in the history of the state.

He however appealed to the IPAC leadership to mobilize the  gubernatorial candidates of the
various political parties, including the aggregation and articulation of their profiles and manifestoes to enable the commission publish them for effective voter education.

"I learnt you are organizing an election debate for all the registered political parties. All these processes are important as it helps to shift campaign from hate speeches and calumny to issue based campaign." he added.
In his response , the Anambra State IPAC chairman, Prince Batho Igwedibia noted that ad-hoc staff recruited by the commission had always been a major source of concern during election in the country.

He said they always take advantage of their temporary engagements to compromise the electoral process, saying recruitment of more permanent officers would not only forestall future occurrences, but restore confidence in the process.


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