The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has declared that the upcoming November 18 governorship election in Anambra State will be one of the best ever. INEC made the declaration while dismissing threats by a pro-Biafra group calling for the boycott of the poll.
The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu had called on his followers to boycott the election and other elections in the South East until Federal Government fixed a date for a referendum.
Speaking in Ibadan, Oyo State, INEC National Commissioner in charge of Oyo, Osun and Ekiti State, Chief Adedeji Soyebi, said the threat over the conduct of the election should be seen as a security challenge.
Soyebi expressed confidence that security agencies can take care of the situation.According to Soyebi, people of the state should expect a free and fair election come November 18.He said, “We are ahead of time, continuous voter registration in Anambra have been concluded and in three or four weeks’ time, all the registered voters must have collected their voter cards.
“We are going to conduct the election by law, so the threat is just a security challenge and I am sure the security apparatus have strategised on how to take good care of it.“The election will be one of the best elections they have ever witnessed”.“So, Anambra people should expect a peaceful, free, fair and credible poll.”
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