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Amid IPOB unrest, INEC expresses readiness for Anambra polls

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Moboluwade Tobiloba

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu has announced that the Commission is ready for the November 6 governorship election in Anambra State.

He made this known at a meeting with the Joint National Assembly Committee INEC and Electoral Matters to engage with the commission over the forthcoming election in Abuja on Wednesday.

“We have recovered from the series of attacks on our facilities and I am happy to say that we have deployed all the non-sensitive materials to all the local government areas. As far as INEC is concerned, we are good to go on November 6,” he said.

Speaking on the distribution of Permanent Voter Cards, Yakubu said there are about 81,000 valid registrants.

He added, “With the suspension of the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) in Anambra that includes a little over 5,000 that applied for replacement of cards and intra-state and inter-state transfers.”

The INEC Chairman’s comments come amid the controversial sit-at-home order in the South East by the proscribed secessionist group, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in support of its detained leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.

The group had declared a one week sit-at-home protest from November 5 to 10, until the Federal Government releases Kanu from detention.

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