APC, Others Condemn Election Process In Anambra

anambraIssues and complaints have continued to trail the March 28 Presidential and National Assembly Elections in Anambra State, as collation of results is concluded in various constituency  and Local Government Headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) led by the Senator representing Anambra Central and a leader of the party in the State, Senator Chris Ngige, on Monday condemned the election and called for its cancellation.

In a press briefing, Senator Ngige, demanded that the election should be conducted based on the use card reader and the release of party members held hostage in some parts of the State.

Senator Ngige’s statement came days after the factional senatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for Anambra South senatorial zone, Mr Chris Uba, asked the INEC not to announce any of the candidates of the PDP winner of the election or issue the certificate of return to any “until the suit at the supreme court is determined to State”.

Similarly, the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has maintained that the collation of results had not been transparent.

The APGA  commended the INEC for ensuring a good outing at the riverine areas of Anambra East and West, but, however, had issues with the collation of results. Members of the ruling party in the State had accused the PDP of hijacking the process of collation to suit it.

Addressing the grouse of the political parties, the Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mr Edwin Nwatarali, said all issues should be addressed to the appropriate quarter, as the election and the commission were guided by law.

While the complaints mount, results of winners of the National Assembly elections are being announced.

Police On Alert To Ensure Peaceful Election In Anambra – CP

policeThe State Commissioner of Police, Mr Hassan Karma, who attributed the success of the command to the support of the State Governor,Willie Obiano, said the police are on alert to ensure Anambra State is rid of any crime especially during this period of election.

As March 28 Presidential and National Assembly Election day approaches, the police in Anambra State have shown their readiness to curb crime in any form or shape to ensure violent free elections.

At the Headquarters of the Special Anti Robbery Squad, Awkuzu, in Oyi Local Government Area, Four suspected criminals met their Waterloo while 20 others were paraded for sundry violent crimes including kidnapping, armed robbery, car-snatching, and fake currency printing.

In a similar development, combined security forces including the Police, Army, DSS, Navy, NDLEA, and others embarked on a show of force with a road march ahead of tomorrow’s election, appealing to all and sundry to be law abiding in the discharge of their civic duties.

Starting the road march from the 302 Artillery Regiment, Onitsha, the Commander, Colonel Mohammed Bello, said the essence of the show of force was to display total domination of the entire State by the security agency while the Commander, 14 Field Regiment, Lieutenant Sheriff Aremu, said nobody should think of disrupting the election at all.

The dead ones were suspected kidnappers who died in a shootout with the police during arrest. Several arms were also recovered from them.

Mr Karma, advised parents to put their ward on checks during this election period.

Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, commended the police and assured of continued commitment to the safety and security of the State.

The Commander said there is adequate manpower that would guarantee peaceful polls in Anambra as they have, according to Intelligence Report, deployed enough security forces to flash-point areas where violence is perceived to break out during the election.