By Muhammad Sabiu
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has given the assurance that it’s ready to conduct the Anambra State governorship election slated for November 6.
Speaking to journalists in Awka, the Anambra State capital, on Tuesday, INEC Chairman Professor Mahmood Yakubu said, “When the commission released the timetable for the conduct of election, eleven months ago, the feeling was that the time will not come. The time is already here, we only have just four days left and we are going to go as a commission.”
However, the chairman stated that the challenge before the commission was to ensure that newly registered voters participate in the upcoming election.
“To ensure that the newly registered voters take part, we decided to contact them through their email and GSM numbers to inform them of the locations to get their cards,” he said.
Also, Echeng Echeng, the State Commissioner of Police, assured that security agencies were also set for the peaceful conduct of the election, adding that security would be beefed up in order to make sure that unscrupulous individuals don’t find their way into the state.