BY SUNNY A. DAVID
The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, says there is no room for rigging in the 2023 general elections in Anambra State.
The Anambra State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Dr. Queen-Elizabeth Agwu stated this when she led management staff of the State’s Commission on a courtesy visit to the traditional ruler of Awka Community, Obi Gibson Nwosu.
The Resident Electoral Commissioner assured of the Commission’s readiness to ensure free, credible and transparent election, adding that the votes and voices of the people must count and be heard because it is no longer business as usual.
Dr. Agwu urged candidates and electorate to see the election as a brotherly affair not do or die, while reiterating that through the use of Bimodal Voter Accreditation System, BVAS, the manipulation of electoral process through any means will not come to play.
Imploring the youths to be careful during the elections, Dr. Agwu disclosed that the Commission has been to all the twenty-one Local Government Areas in the State to display the registered voters, assuring that those who registered for Permanent Voter Cards from January this year will soon start collecting then.
Responding, Obi Nwosu, who assured the Commission of support in relevant areas within his powers, advised them to work for the interest of the people, states and the nation.
In a Remarker, the INEC Administrative Secretary, Anambra State, Mr. Jude Okwuonu, thanked the traditional ruler for welcoming them and assured they would diligently charge their duties as required.
The President General Awka Development Union Women’s Wing, Barrister Oge Ekweozor, Speaker of Eze Uzu in Council, Chief Okoli Nweze, and Cabinet Chiefs were on ground to receive the INEC delegation.