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INEC upbeat ahead of Anambra poll

23 October 2013, 16:31

Abuja - The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is confident the Anambra State will hold credible elections next month.

This follows the electoral body presenting the revised voter register for use in the forthcoming governorship poll to all the political parties who are scheduled to take part in the election. Representatives of the Police Commissioner, the State Commandant of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps and the Co-ordinator  of the National Youth Service Corps in Anambra State were present at the event.

National Commissioner in-charge of Anambra State, Lawrence Nwuruku who performed the ceremony in the INEC State Headquarters, Awka noted that a good voter register was a necessity for guaranteeing credible elections.

He urged political party leaders to instill orderliness and peace among their members as well as supporters ahead of the key polls.

The Resident Electoral Commissioner for Anambra State, Chukwuemeka Onukaogu, said credible elections created avenues for good governance and thus all stakeholders must be committed to proper conduct during the upcoming elections.

“INEC is poised to utilise the coming elections to further deepen the confidence of the populace. He also called on political parties to scrutinize the register and formulate the objectives and goals which can facilitate INEC’s production of a document that would cater to concerns,” he said.

Three major parties will contest the election, including the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), All Progressive Congress and the Labour Party.

Violence, thuggery and reports of vote rigging have tainted past elections.

– CAJ News


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