Anambra Election: INEC Set To Use Owerri To Distribute Non-Sensitive Materials– GCFRNG
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will use the zonal headquarters in Owerri to distribute non-sensitive materials for the Anambra gubernatorial election.
INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, made this known during a meeting of the committee with media executives in Abuja on Wednesday.
Yakubu said the decision was based on the destruction and attack on the computer company in Anambra.
He said untouchable election materials would be distributed by INEC regional office in Owerri to his local government office in Anambra.
However, he expressed satisfaction that the committee has not seen a new attack on his company since June.
INEC Election Commissioner Professor Okechukwu Ibeanu said the use of the Owerri regional office became important as the committee had not been successful in the recent attacks on his office and the state.
Ibeanu, who is also the chairman of the Election Commission and the Logistics Committee (EOLC), recalled that more than 50 percent of the non-essential items for the elections had been destroyed in the attacks.
However, he said, INEC has provided essential materials, including ballot boxes and ballot boxes, from other federal states.
He said that despite the ongoing development of road networks in Anambra, the commissioner was organizing the boat for the distribution of elections along the coast of the state.
He added that the committee will also use an application to monitor this server.
Expressing concern over the security situation in Anambra, Ibeanu said the commissioner was working with security personnel to ensure that all necessary security was provided for the state elections.
He revealed that the commission wants up to 25,000 employees to conduct the state elections.
Responding to the question, Ibeanu revoked INEC’s authority as per the law to give instructions from the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) for the postponement of the elections as illegal.
He said that by following the rule of law, the commissioner has the authority to organize his system but when it comes to forcing any federal official, the president will support it.
“To combine this with the signing of the National Convention on Electronic Information, INEC will work with the NCC to eliminate it, which is against the law.
“We cannot say that for INEC to release the election results, it must have the support of other government agencies when INEC has the power to enforce the NCC to get the delivery of the electronic results.
“So this is my reading of Section 162 of the Law. I totally agree that in an environment that emphasizes the independence of INEC, Section 162 has done all the right.
“All that remains is for INEC to use the powers vested in it by the law,” he explained.