Breaking News: It’s Clear Anambra Election Will Not Hold – INEC
The Independent National Electoral Commission says it is “deeply concerned” about the situation in the South-East especially as it concerns threats to disrupt the elections in the zone, Hotmedia.ng has learned.
INEC also explained that there could be constitutional crisis if it (commission) was unable to conduct general elections in the region.
The Chief Press Secretary to the commission’s chairman, Mr Rotimi Oyekanmi, disclosed this in an interview with our correspondent on Friday.
The Indigenous People of Biafra had threatened that no election would hold in the entire old Eastern region till a date for Referendum for Biafra independence is set.
He said the commission and the security agencies had been discussing and comparing notes on the security situation across the country generally.
As regards the South-East and particularly Anambra State, he expressed the hope that through collaboration, the security situation in the region would be brought under control.
Oyekanmi said, “The commission is deeply concerned about the security situation in the South-East. It is an established fact that INEC cannot carry out electoral activities under chaotic conditions.
“God forbid that INEC is unable to conduct such elections at the appointed time because this will lead to a constitutional crisis. The constitution did not envisage that such elections will not hold.
With regard to the Anambra governorship election scheduled for November 6, we are aware of the various efforts by the security agencies on the one hand, and all the men and women of goodwill in the region on the other, to calm things down.”