INEC gives security update on forthcoming Anambra Election.
Ahead of the November 18 Anambra gubernatorial election, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has released a pre-election Security Assessment Report which predicted that the election would be peaceful.
INEC Director of Publicity and Voter Education, Mr Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi on Sunday in Abuja, relied on a research conducted by the Electoral Institute (TEI), a research arm of INEC, in collaboration with some civil society organisations, expressing optimism that the election would generally be peaceful.
The report indicated 87 per cent peace rating across the 21 Local Government Areas of the State.
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It said mitigation measures should be put in place to ensure a hitch-free election.
The report read in part, “The security threats and risk factors in the governorship election should be seen as an early warning signs which the government, INEC, security agencies and other stakeholders should take seriously.
“The early warning signs should be taken seriously by developing proactive mitigation mechanisms to avoid a breakdown of law and order.”
The report also reiterated the peril of ‘godfather and money bags politics’, in the country, warning the politicians against it.