The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, says it has concluded plans on how to ensure another resounding free, fair and credible election on Saturday this week’s Anambra Central Senatorial re-run election.
The Resident Electoral Commissioner INEC, Anambra state, Dr. Nkwachukwu Orji, disclosed this during an ABS radio live programme, “INEC Half Hour”.
Dr. Orji, who explained that the Commission is acting based on the order from the Appeal Court to conduct the Anambra Central Senatorial re-run election within ninety days, said the election must hold.
The INEC state Boss, while listing some of the fourteen political parties and candidates contesting in the election, charged eligible voters in the senatorial districts to endeavour to vote for the candidate of their choice, and assured them of safety as according to him, the Commission will synergize with the security agencies in the state to ensure a hitch free election.
Dr. Orji assured that the Commission will still provide a level playing ground for all the political parties involved in the election for another free, fair and credible election.
Reacting to the issue of the unpaid ADHOC staff that worked during the November eighteenth governorship election in the state, Dr. Orji said that efforts are already on to complete the payment, as according to him out of the 23,000 that worked in the election, 21,000 persons have been paid already.
Contributing, the HOD Voter Education of the Commission, Mr. Leo Nkedife, enumerated the Local Governments involved in the election to include Awka North and South, Anaocha, Njikoka, Dunukofia, and Idemmili North and South, advising the eligible voters in the areas to do the needful by coming out en-mass in their various polling units on Saturday this week, to exercise their franchise and elect who will represent them at the Senate.
Callers on the programme commended the INEC on their professional disposition in the last year’s election and called for its repeat on Saturday and other elections.