The Oasis Reporters
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Rising from it’s knock knee inconclusive elections series, the
Chairman of INEC, Prof Mahmood Yakubu has said that the Anambra
Election shall be his Commission’s biggest ever.
The Independent National Electoral Commission’s (INEC) head explained that the November 18 poll would be unique because of the number of parties that would partake in the exercise, 37 of them.
“We are combining the governorship election with the Idemili North state constituency election. There will be two ballot boxes and voters will receive two ballot papers.
“All the other arrangements, logistics, staff training, and security, are in place. We are killing two birds with one stone. And for the first time in the history of elections in Nigeria, 37 political parties are contesting in the Anambra election.
“Of the 14 activities lined up, we have executed nine. We are so determined as a commission to make the 2019 general elections better than 2015,” he stated.
He also allayed fears of some stakeholders that security agencies could postpone the election at the last minute.