The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has vowed to conduct the Anambra governorship election despite the recent attacks on its facilities in the region.
Adekunle Ogunmola, an INEC National Commissioner, disclosed this after a strategic meeting in Lagos on Monday.
The Anambra governorship election is scheduled to hold on November 6, 2021, but the South-East has been a hotbed of insecurity with gunmen attacking police facilities, burning INEC buildings, and destroying electoral materials.
Ogunmola, however, stated that the electoral umpire is engaging relevant stakeholders to find a lasting solution to the violence and also proceed with the election.
He said: “For INEC, it won’t be a difficult thing to plan for the Anambra election. We have had similar incidents in the past, for example in Ondo State where some card readers were burnt, we were able to make amends and we conducted that election without any hitch.
“As for Anambra, I can assure you that we will conduct that election without any problem.”
The strategic meeting had top officials of INEC across the country in attendance as they brainstormed on how to better conduct free, fair, and credible elections in Nigeria.
The electoral body said it is working on a strategic plan and strategic program of action for 2022-2026.