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INEC announces restriction of movement in Anambra

29 November 2013, 15:24

Awka - The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced the restriction on human and vehicular movements in two local government areas in Anambra during Saturday’s supplementary governorship election.

 A statement from the Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, Prof. Chukwuemeka Onukaogu, in Awka on Friday named the local governments as Idemili North and Onitsha South.

It also said the restriction would begin at midnight on Friday and end at 6 p.m. on Saturday.

According to the statement, the restriction was to ensure a successful and peaceful conduct of the supplementary election.

It warned travellers passing through the state to find alternative routes during the period.

The statement also warned politicians and other individuals not to move about with security officials and appealed for total compliance with the directive.

It warned that "anybody who flouts this order will be arrested and prosecuted.

“These measures are geared toward a hitch-free conduct of election in the state on the aforementioned dates.”

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the supplementary election will take place in 210 polling units in the state.

They include 160 polling units in Idemili North, 17 in Onitsha South, four in Oyi, six in Anambra West, one in Aguata, three in Ayamelum and one in Anambra East.

The other polling units are one in Anaocha, two in Awka North, one in Awka South, two in Ekwusigo, one in Idemili South, three in Ihiala, two in Nnewi South and four in Orumba North.  

The election of November 16 and the rescheduled exercise in Obosi on Nov. 17 which were declared inconclusive gave rise to Saturday’s exercise.

-  NAN


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