13 Anam­bra poll: Se­nate c’ttee charges INEC on cred­i­bil­ity

Weekly Trust - - News - Emma Elekwa, Awka

Ahead of next Satur­day’s gov­er­nor­ship elec­tion in Anam­bra State, the Se­nate has charged the In­de­pen­dent Na­tional Elec­toral Com­mis­sion (INEC) to en­sure trans­parency and cred­i­bil­ity in the con­duct of the poll.

The Chair­man, Se­nate Com­mit­tee on INEC, Se­na­tor Suleiman Nazif, made the re­marks when the com­mit­tee vis­ited the state to as­sess prepa­ra­tions for the polls.

The com­mit­tee also cau­tioned the elec­toral body against con­duct­ing in­con­clu­sive elec­tion.

Ac­cord­ing to him, the suc­cess of the elec­tion would serve as a lit­mus test for the 2019 gen­eral elec­tions and would serve as blue­print for fu­ture polls in the na­tion.

Se­na­tor Nazif urged se­cu­rity op­er­a­tives to en­sure peace­ful at­mos­phere dur­ing and af­ter the elec­tion, adding that their pres­ence was im­por­tant to the suc­cess­ful out­come of the poll.

INEC Res­i­dent Elec­toral Com­mis­sioner in the state, Dr Nkwachukwu Orji, ob­served that the state was sec­ond in the coun­try to col­lect the per­ma­nent voter’s cards which would end the 15th.

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