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Anambra Stakeholders Commend Election, Support INEC

By Mazi Odera

Stakeholders in Anambra State have endorsed the Governorship election as free, fair and credible. Speaking to journalists in Awka, they dismissed the call for the cancellation of the exercise.

The State Chairman of Ohaneze Ndigbo, Elder Chris Elumuno said the socio and cultural organization was satisfied with the conduct of the election as INEC provided a level playing ground for political parties and followed Due Process and lay down rules in the conduct of the election process.

Earlier Elumuno who is also the President General of Nkwelle Ezunaka Town Union, explained that electoral materials arrived early in their areas and every eligible voter had opportunity to exercise their franchise.

He enjoined those who lost the election to accept the result in good faith as the contest was not a do or die affair as they had no right to call for cancellation when the people of the State have made their choice.

A former Governor of the State, Dr. Chukwuemeka Ezeife said the election was fair, credible and violence-free. He emphasized that nobody should call for cancellation when INEC was already preparing for a supplementary elections to correct whatever hitches perceived.

Also speaking, the President General of Association of Town Unions, ASATU, Dr. Innocent Onwubuya said INEC conducted commendable election that reflected the will of the people and enjoined the areas where supplementary election will be conducted to participate actively.

The Traditional ruler of Nteje, Igwe Renald Odegbo commended INEC and security agencies for proper conducts of the exercise, while thanking President Goodluck Jonathan for providing a conducive environment for a hitch-free election.

Igwe Odegbo noted that the result at hand represent the decision of the people and recorded that those who are calling for cancellation were only trying to smear the image of the State. He also said that some people that planned to rig, but where stopped by the vigilance of security agencies were the people crying foul.