The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), will hold an emergency security meeting in Abuja today, to take a final decision on the conduct of the November 6 governorship election in Anambra State.
There are concerns that the activities of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in the state may not allow the conduct of the election, as there is palpable fear among electorate.
The worsening security situation in Anambra has also forced political parties and their candidates to suspend campaigns.
Daily Trust reports that Victor Ayodele Aluko, Director, Voter Education and Publicity, INEC, disclosed on Monday, that the emergency Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security meeting will among others, deliberate on the way forward at the meeting.
On the possibility of INEC postponing the exercise, he said the answer will be provided after the meeting.
INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, had last Wednesday expressed fears over the worsening security challenges in the state.
However, it was said that politicians and residents of the state have expressed optimism that the election will hold as planned despite the security challenges in the state.
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