Only those With Genuine PVCs Will Vote In Anambra-INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC says the commission has put in place security codes that will differentiate original election materials from the fake ones.

INEC chairman Professor Mahmoud Yakubu stated this in Awka during the stakeholders meeting.

Professor Yakubu said the commission had also ensured that any voter without genuine Permanent Voters Card, PVCs, would not vote on Election Day.

The INEC boss said that non sensitive materials have been deployed to the twenty one local government areas of the state.

For the sensitive materials, Professor Yakubu explained that the stakeholders would be invited on the eve of election to inspect them at the CBN branch in Awka before it’s onward distribution.

The Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba said thirty four thousand, five hundred and eighty seven police personnel would be assisted by other security agencies to provide security on election day.

The IGP urged the citizens not to be afraid of the massive deployment as the security agencies would be professional in the line of duty.

He also warned those who might want to cause problems to desist as electoral offenders   would be prosecuted.

The National Chairman Information and Voter Education Committee, Mr Festus Okoye urged the electorate to come out and vote so that they can hold their leaders accountable if they were not doing well.

Four out of eighteen governorship candidates attended the stakeholders meeting. Also in attendance were Traditional, Religious, Members of the Civil Society, the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Mathew Kukah also attended the meeting.

Reporting by Ogochukwu Okoronkwo, editing by Daniel Adejo.

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