The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has pledged that the forthcoming governorship elections billed for November 6 will hold as scheduled despite the continued and rising attacks on its facilities across the country particularly, the South East.
In recent months, the South-East has been a hotbed of insecurity with gunmen attacking police facilities, burning INEC buildings, and destroying electoral materials.
Last week, INEC disclosed that over 50% of its non-sensitive materials for the election have been destroyed.
But despite the development, the electoral commission has been holding rounds of talks with stakeholders and security agencies to study the situation ahead of the polls.
After one of those strategic meetings in Lagos on Monday, the National Commissioner of the Commission, Adekunle Ogunmola assured that the election will hold.
The event was centered on how the commission can better conduct free, fair, and credible elections in Nigeria.
“For INEC, it won’t be a difficult thing to plan for the Anambra election. We have had similar incidents in the past, for example in Ondo State where some card readers were burnt, we were able to make amends and we conducted that election without any hitch,” the INEC official said.
“As for Anambra, I can assure you that we will conduct that election without any problem.”