The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has given assurance to the people of Anambra State that the scheduled November 6, 2021 governorship election in that state would go ahead as earlier scheduled.
The Commission gave the assurance this morning through one of its Directors, Chima Duruaku, at a meeting with stakeholders in Awka, the state capital.
According to Duruaku, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, is a creation of the law. He stated that the Commission does everything according to the law and that the law will guide it in the conduct of the forthcoming Anambra State governorship election.
He explained that if the laws say they should postpone the governorship election, they will follow the law but for now they are not thinking of postponing the election.
He stressed that the November 6, 2021 date for the Anambra State Governorship election is sacrosanct and they are working towards that, adding that there is no shift in the date.
He further stated that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, had no plans to bring in election materials from its South-East storage house in Owerri, Imo State, as it earlier announced.
He also disclosed that the Independent National Electoral Commission has already brought all the non-sensitive materials for the election into the state and they were already at the headquarters of the twenty one (21) local government areas of Anambra State, waiting for distribution to the respective polling centres and units, at the appropriate time.
On the status of the sensitive materials, Duruaku stated that the sensitive materials would be brought into the state later and this is usually done within a few days to the scheduled election date and that the sensitive materials will be stored at the Central Bank branch in the state, and waiting for distribution.