INEC Reaffirms Readiness To Conduct Elections In Imo

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it is ready to conduct credible, free and fair election on Feb. 25 in Imo, despite security concerns

The state’s Resident Electoral Commissioner, Prof. Sylvia Agu, made this clear on Wednesday at a news conference.

According to Agu, about 2.4 million registered voters in Imo were eligible to vote during the election.

“As at the close of work on Feb. 3, about 375,004 Permanent Voter Cards (PVC), comprising 206,463 old cards, 116,734 new cards and 51,807 reprints have been collected,” she said.

Agu said that over 4,500 people who filled forms on issues relating to PVCs had been attended to.

The REC added that the commission had made adequate arrangements to ensure that the people voted in volatile areas of the state, especially in Okigwe and Orsu Local Government Areas.

However, Prof Agu again noted that election would not hold in 38 polling units in the state because of zero registration.

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