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Politics of Thursday, 4 November 2021

Source: www.mynigeria.com

INEC, IGP talks tough ahead of Anambra polls

INEC has promised a free and fair Anambra governorship election. Photo: Legit.ng INEC has promised a free and fair Anambra governorship election. Photo: Legit.ng

Professor Mahmoud Yakubu, the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it will ensure only eligible electorates determine the next governor of Anambra state.

The INEC chairman made this known in Akwa at a stakeholder meeting with the political parties, religious leaders, traditional rulers, and civil society groups ahead of the polls on Saturday, November 6.

Legit.ng reports that the electoral body has begun transporting personnel and materials to Anambra State in readiness for the governorship election.

The commission said it is "determined to prosecute perpetrators of electoral malpractice, including any election duty staff found to be complicit.

The choice of the next governor of Anambra State is in the hands of the eligible voters and their will must prevail.”

Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr. Usman Baba, issued a stern warning on the general conduct of people during the election. Baba said the police were determined to guarantee a peaceful election in the state.

He explained that the heavy deployment of security personnel to the state was not to scare away voters but to protect everyone.