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#AnambraDecides: INEC Extends Voting Time, Says All Votes Will Count



Anambra: INEC Releases Voting Timeline For supplementary Election In Ihiala

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has extended the ongoing Anambra State Governorship elections voting time to 4 pm.

Naija News understands that the extension was necessary due to the delay experienced at several polling units as a result of malfunctioning BVAS.

INEC has called for patience, assuring that no voter would be disenfranchised and all votes would count.

Meanwhile, a civil society group, Save Nigeria Movement, has alleged a plot by some staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC) to rig the November 6 Anambra State governorship election.

Despite assurance by the Nigerian electoral body, that it is ready to conduct a free and fair election in Anambra, a statement issued in Abuja by the civil society group alleged that INEC National Commissioner in charge of logistics, Okey Ibeanu, and the INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Nwachukwu Orji, were part of the election rigging plot.

The statement issued to newsmen by the SNM convener, Solomon Semaka, further alleged that the state governor, Willie Obiano, is in the plan to disrupt the Saturday polls.

The group expressed concerns that the duo had not been questioned yet over alleged involvement in a $4million bribery scandal as part of the attempt to compromise the Anambra election in favour of the ruling party, All Progressives Grand Alliance.

SNM statement reads: “Based on media reports, we quickly identified the state governor and Prof Okey Ibeanu as those responsible for plans to truncate our democracy.

“Weeks after we called for the sack or suspension of Prof Ibeanu from INEC, it is disheartening to note that he is still in the commission playing very unsavoury roles aimed at compromising the process.

“The attention of the public and indeed all stakeholders is once again drawn to the unprofessional conduct of these officials and the determination to not only skew the process in favour of (Governor) Obiano but use his office to stampede the REC and the LG electoral officers to do his bidding.

“While security agencies and INEC are yet to commence an investigation, we demand that such enquiry is begun immediately.”

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