Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has expressed the determination of the commission to go ahead with the Anambra state governorship election despite challenges of insecurity.
The chairman said: “The 2021 Anambra state governorship election is holding in the next 12 days on 6th November 2021.
“Our deployment of non-sensitive materials and training of personnel for the election have virtually been concluded.
“The commission has successfully accomplished 12 out of the 14 activities listed in the timetable and schedule of activities for the election released in January this year.
“The two outstanding activities are the last day of campaign, at midnight on Thursday, November 4, and Election Day which remains Saturday, November 6.
“INEC is determined to proceed with the Anambra state governorship election as scheduled.
“The safety and protection of voters, our personnel, accredited observers, the media and materials are cardinal considerations in any election.
“We have been assured by the security agencies of a secure environment for the election.”