- The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has advised the political parties participating in Anambra state
- FestuOs koye, the INEC national commissioner and chairman, information and voter education committee, gave this advice on Monday, September 13
- Okoye said the commission was working hard to deliver on its mandate to ensure a credible governorship election
FCT, Abuja - Ahead of the Anambra governorship election, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has advised political parties featuring in the poll to put their houses in order and carry out responsible campaigns.
Daily Sun reports that the INEC national commissioner and chairman, information and voter education committee, Festus Okoye, gave the advice when he spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday, September 13, in Abuja.
Legit.ng gathered that Okoye urged political parties to carry out responsible campaigns in consonance with safety regulations as well as consider the security situation in the country.
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He advised parties to seek clarification from the commission on matters of national security.
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He urged all stakeholders to cooperate with INEC, saying the conduct and delivery of a good election was a multi stakeholders’ venture.
“The commission is also moving fast to rebuild its Anambra collation center, storage facilities and office buildings and facilities burnt or damaged by arsonists."
He noted that all the materials already delivered, including 326 generating sets retrieved from all the registration areas and seven utility vehicles meant for electoral operations, were destroyed by the attackers.
APGA governorship aspirant defects to APC ahead of Anambra election
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) recently suffered a big blow following the defection of its former governorship aspirant, Nonso Okafor, to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
It was reported that Okafor, who is currently representing Nnewi North Constituency at the Anambra state House of Assembly, on Wednesday, September 8, confirmed he dumped APGA.
The lawmaker said he was betrayed by the party leaders who gave him assurance that there would be a level playing ground for all the aspirants.