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INEC appeals to Anambra resident for a free and fair election

Grace Okon
The National Commission and Chairman of Information and Voters Education Committee, Mr Festus Okoye is appealing for support from everyone in Anambra state to make the upcoming elections in the state to be free and fair, as well as credible.
He stated this  during the Commission’s weekly meeting.
The Committee  Chairman expressed satisfaction with  the level of preparations made for the poll, and added that so far the commission has completed 12 out of the 14 activities in the timetable scheduled for the November 6 Anambra state election.
“The  Commission is working hand in hand with the National peace committee under the chairmanship of the former head of state General Abdulsalami Abubakar GCFR.The  peace signing will be held on the 4th of November 2021 at the state capital Awka”.
The commission has published the notice of  the poll at its state and all the local government offices in Anambra State.
According to Section 46 of the electoral act 2010 as amended, the commission shall not later than 14 days before the election published a notice specifying the date and hours fixed for the poll, the person entitled to votes and the location of the polling units.
“We want to  notify all the political parties involved that today is the last day for the submission of names of polling agents in accordance to the section 45 of the electoral act. Each political parties may write  a notice, addressed to the electoral oficer of the local government and  appoint a polling agent for each polling unit and collation centre”.
“We strongly advise you all to adhere strictly with the law and guidelines for the deployment of polling agent, and its only duly accredited polling agents that  will be allowed to operate at the polling units and collation centers.”
The commission also appreciated the effort of all the religious, traditional and communities leaders as well as the civil society, socio-cultural associations and the media for their efforts on peace campaigns during the election campaign and on the election day activities.

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