Group chides INEC over `poor’ conduct of Anambra Election

By SundiataPOST, Abuja

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The Nigeria Civil Society Election Situation Room has expressed dismay over the `poor’ conduct of the Anambra Governorship Election by INEC on Saturday. Briefing journalists in Awka on Sunday, the Leader of the group, Mr Clement Nwankwo, said the conduct of the election gave cause for concern ahead of 2015 general elections.

“It is our overall impression that the conduct of the election leaves a lot to be desired and reflects the lack of competence on the part of INEC.

“INEC’s assertion that this election would be a litmus test of its preparedness for the 2015 general elections has not been fully realised.’’

Nkwankwo frowned at cases of missing names in the voters’ register and charged INEC to make concerted efforts to ensure that registered voters were not disenfranchised in future.

The group urged the commission to change its strategy, with a view to improving on its preparation for subsequent elections in the country.

Nwankwo commended the people of the state for conducting themselves in an orderly and peaceful manner during the election, in spite of  the challenges.

He also commended the security operatives for the professional manner they conducted themselves during the election, adding that there were no cases of intimidation or maltreatment by them.

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