- Residents of Anambra state are making last-minute preparations to ensure they take part in the gubernatorial election
- Prospective voters, on Wednesday, November 3, converged at the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission
- Earlier, the commission put the total number of valid registrants in the southeast state for the poll at 76,104
Ahead of the Anambra state governorship election, prospective voters in a last minute rush to get their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) converged at the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Legit.ng gathered that residents on Wednesday, November 3, lined at the commission's office in Dunukofia local government area of the the state to pick up their PVCs.
This was made known by the national electoral commission via a post shared on its official Facebook page.
According to INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, the chiarman of the commission exchanged pleasantries with some of the registered voters.
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Yiaga Africa welcomes deployment of bimodal voter accreditation system proposed by INEC
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Yiaga Africa commended INEC for its plan to deploy the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) for accreditation of voters and to enable near real-time viewing of results.
Cynthia Mbamalu, Yiaga Africa's director of programs said in a statement:
“This all-in-one technology is a multifunctional integrated device that serves multiple purposes for different activities in the value chain of elections in Nigeria.”
She said it includes serving as the INEC Voter Enrolment Device (IVED) during voter registration.
Anambra Poll: Group demands sack of INEC REC over alleged bribery rig for APGA
Meanwhile, the Save Nigeria Movement (SNM) has raised an alarm of plot by top officials of INEC to rig this weekend Anambra governorship poll in favour of Professor Charles Soludo of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA).
SNM convener, Rev Solomon Semaka at a press conference in Abuja attended by Legit.ng, said top INEC official in Abuja and another official of the electoral commission in Anambra state as masterminds of the plot.
The group expressed concern that the duo have not been questioned over their alleged involvement in a $4 million bribery scandal as part of an attempt to compromise the Anambra election in favour of APGA.