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Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Anambra election: INEC demands November 18

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that the November eighteenth date for the governorship poll in Anambra stays consecrated. 

The commission said it would not permit any adjustment in the date as any postponement would contort designs officially made by the commission and may accompany a colossal cost implication. 

The Anambra State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Dr. Nwachukwu Orji stated this Wednesday in a meeting with the official members of Inter-party Advisory Council (IPAC) at the secretariat of the commission in Awka. 

"We need the election to hold as booked. We have 58 days to the election and we are over the arrangements. There would not be any requirement for postponement. 

"Any endeavor to move the date would be waste of assets. We have to finish up the election as booked in order to concentrate on the 2019 general elections." he said. 

Complimenting the body for the peaceful conduct of its elections that saw the re-election of its chairman, Orji likewise lauded the part it played towards the effective conduct of the Continuous Voter Registration Exercise, which he depicted as extraordinary in the history of the state. 

He, in any case, engaged the IPAC leadership to assemble the gubernatorial candidates of their different political parties to guarantee speedy accommodation of their profiles and manifestoes to empower the commission distribute them for successful voter training. 

"I learnt you are arranging an election debate for all the enrolled political parties. Every one of these procedures are mportant as it shifts campaign from detest discourses and defamation to issue based campaign." he included. 

Chairman of IPAC in the state, Prince Batho Igwedibia, while responding noticed that specially appointed staff enlisted by the commission had dependably been a noteworthy wellspring of worry amid election in the country.

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