We are battle-ready for Anambra election – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission
(INEC) said it has prepared well and ready to
conduct the November 18 governorship election
in Anambra state.

The state’s Resident Electoral Commissioner,
Nkwachukwu Orji, who gave the assurance in
Awka on Tuesday at a stakeholders’ forum on
ward levels voters' registration exercise, also
assured a transparent, free, fair and credible
election in the state.
"We are committed to providing a level playing
ground for all candidates and political parties. I
like to state with confidence that we are ready
for the November 2017 Anambra state
governorship election." he said.
Orji disclosed that a total number of 79, 700
eligible voters were registered during the first
phase of the nationwide Continuous Voter
Registration exercise, adding that the number
skyrocketed to 2,042,548 between July 24 - 28
July, 2017.

According to the INEC boss, the commission has
approved the devolution of the voter's
registration exercise to the ward level to ensure
all eligible persons in the state are registered
before the governorship election.
"This is a unique exercise since the Continuous
Voter Registration exercise in other states takes
place at the local government Area levels.
Therefore, from Thursday 10 August to Tuesday,
15, INEC would be at designated centres in all
the 326 wards in Anambra state to conduct this
important exercise." he added.
Orji further hinted that training of prospective
registration officials has already commenced at
all Local Government Area headquarters in the
state to guarantee the successful conduct of the

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