INEC PROMISES LEVEL PLAYING GROUND FOR ALL POLITICAL PARTIES IN ANAMBRA GUBER POLL

INEC says it is prepared to conduct the forth-coming Governorship Election in Anambra State successfully.

The National Chairman of the INEC, Professor Mahood Yakubu gave the assurance in a forum of stakeholders hosted by the commission in Awka,  Anambra State.

He used the event to dismiss the insinuations making the rounds that some INEC sensitive materials were found in a hotel in the state.

According to him, the sensitive materials are yet to arrive in the state.

Professor Yakubu assured all the political parties and their candidates that the commission would provide a level playing ground for all of them.

He therefore urged all prospective voters to go and collect their permanent voter’s cards to enable them to be eligible to partake in the election.

Earlier in a remark, the Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state Dr. Nkwachukwu Orji said the commission had made elaborate arrangements for the election to be hitch-free.

The Inspector-General of Police, Mr Abubakar Idris said adequate security arrangement had been put in place to ensure that the election would go on smoothly.

According to him, the Police have deployed twenty-six thousand personnel for the conduct of the poll.

He explained that the Deputy Inspector General DIG Operations, Mr. Joshua Habila would be the Ground Commander, to be assisted by two Assistant Inspectors General.

Mr. Idris pointed out that three helicopters, fifteen boats and three commissioners of police would also be deployed.

The event which featured question and answer  session was well attended.

 

KEVIN EKEDIEGWU

 

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