INEC releases statement ahead of Anambra result announcement

INEC releases statement ahead of Anambra result announcement

- INEC promised to monitor Anambra election process to make sure everything goes right

- The electoral body expressed satisfaction at voters' turnout

- It also said there was no record of violence

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has vowed to be vigilante ahead of the final announcement of the Anambra gubernatorial election results.

The state keenly contested governorship election took place on Saturday, November 19 amid heavy security.

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INEC Director of Publicity and Voter Education, Mr Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi promised that the electoral body will monitor things and assured that everything will go down well.

He said: “Election can be manipulated at any stage, so we have to be vigilant until the final result is collated and the winner is announced by the commission.

“The collation of result from the units to the state level is on going. Until the final result is announced, INEC remains vigilant to ensure that the people’s votes count.

“So we are still vigilant at every stage.”

He assured that all votes will be properly collated recorded, transmitted and collated.

He expressed happiness at the peaceful election and the turnout of voters.

He said: “Generally the election has been peaceful and we are very happy. The turnout look to me better than the last two previous governorship elections.”

On the speculation that there was no election at Okpoko in Ogbaru and Umudim in Nnewi North council areas, Osaze-Uzzi said the matter was also being investigated.

“It is being investigated and I think it has to do with late arrival or shortage of materials.

“The matter was resolved but a bit late. The community was saying we should reschedule the election in the affected unit to tomorrow, but we are looking at the best option.”.

Meanwhile, Bianca Ojukwu who was the wife of the late Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu has reiterated her support for the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).

Her reiteration is coming days after the son of the Biafra warlord, Chukwuemeka Ojukwu Jr, left the APGA for the All Progressives Congress.

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