Anambra: Soludo, Uba, Ozigbo, others to stamp peace accord November 4


Governorship candidates of the 18 political events collaborating within the governorship election in Anambra Snort are to stamp a peace accord on 4 November.

This turned into as soon as disclosed by the spokesperson of the Self reliant Nationwide Electoral Commission (INEC), Festus Okoye, in a observation on Thursday.

Mr Okoye issued the observation after a meeting of the Commission in Abuja to assessment the preparations for the polls.

There turned into as soon as an upsurge in violence in Anambra Snort leading to killings by unknown gunmen. The series of violence gain created stress within the reveal.

One of the most predominant candidates within the 6 November governorship election are a venerable CBN governor, Charles Soludo of the All Progressives Gargantuan Alliance (APGA), a venerable senator, Andy Uba of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Valentine Ozigbo of the Peoples Democratic Social gathering (PDP) and a serving senator, Ifeanyi Ubah of the Younger Progressives Social gathering (YPP).

Mr Okoye acknowledged the Commission turned into as soon as alive to with the Nationwide Peace Committee chaired by a venerable Head of Snort, Abdulsalami Abubakar, that can facilitate the signing of the peace pact.

“The Commission is alive to with the Nationwide Peace Committee under the Chairmanship of venerable Head of Snort, Fashioned Abdulsalami Abubakar (Rtd) GCFR. Preparations are underway for the signing of the Peace Accord in Awka on Thursday 4th November 2021,” he acknowledged.

He acknowledged the Commission turned into as soon as tickled with the latest stage of preparations for the ballot.

“The Commission is tickled with the latest stage of preparations. Virtually all non-sensitive affords had been delivered in readiness for the election. The studying of ad-hoc staff is also occurring as scheduled,” he acknowledged

Mr Okoye acknowledged to this level, the Commission had successfully applied 12 out of 14 activities within the timetable and time table of activities and had printed the Sight of Ballotat its reveal and the total local government offices in Anambra Snort.

Per him, by Section 46 of the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended), the Commission shall, not later than 14 days earlier than the day of the election, trigger to be printed, a query specifying the date and hours mounted for the ballot; the persons entitled to vote; and the reveal of the polling models.

He acknowledged 20 October turned into as soon as the closing day for the submission of names of polling agents by political events, in conjunction with that by share 45 of the Electoral Act, every political celebration might honest by query in writing addressed to the Electoral Officer of the Local Authorities, appoint a polling agent for every polling unit and collation centre.

The query, he acknowledged, shall arrangement out the title and cope with of the polling agent, accompanied by two passport photos of every polling agent, and pattern signature of the agent no not up to 14 days earlier than the date mounted for the election.

Mr Okoye knowledgeable political events to stay strictly to the law and the pointers for the deployment of polling agents, warning that most attention-grabbing duly popular polling agents would be allowed to characteristic on the polling models and collation centres.

He acknowledged INEC had also noted with appreciation, the position of non secular, musty and neighborhood leaders in Anambra Snort as effectively as civil society, socio-cultural associations and the media in attention-grabbing for peace during marketing campaign and Election Day activities.

“With real a runt bit over two weeks to the election, the Commission all over one more time appeals for give a hang to from everyone in Anambra to be definite that the election will not most attention-grabbing be easy but also free, comely and credible,” Mr Okoye acknowledged.

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