Elombah
Take a fresh look at your lifestyle.

INEC fixes Nov. 6 for Anambra governorship election

196

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed Monday, November 6, 2021 as the date for the Anambra governorship election.

This was disclosed by Festus Okoye, INEC’s chairman of information and voter education committee.

See the statement below:

Image

Image

Meanwhile, INEC said it has identified five critical areas of concern in the Anambra governorship election.

This was contained in a statement titled “Anambra governorship election: INEC identifies five critical areas of concern” issued on January 16.

The affected areas are:

  1. expanding voter access to Polling Units in the context of a growing population,
  2. the growth of new settlements across the country and validation of the Voters roll and Continuous Voters Registration (CVR) in the shadow of the COVID- 19 pandemic,
  3. amendment of the Electoral Act that would improve the conduct of free, fair, transparent elections;
  4. deepening technology in the electoral process, and,
  5. rolling out Electoral Voting Machines for the Anambra Governorship election.

In the statement, INEC also expressed concern on how to increase Voter turnout in future elections and to effectively manage electoral success recorded in the previous elections in Edo and Ondo States.

The statement reads:

“The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has identified five critical areas of concern and challenges likely to confront the Commission in the conduct of the Anambra Governorship election this year and the 2023 general elections.

“These areas of concern include expanding voter access to Polling Units in the context of a growing population, the growth of new settlements across the country and validation of the Voters roll and Continuous Voters Registration (CVR) in the shadow of the COVID- 19 pandemic.

“Others are the amendment of the Electoral Act that would improve the conduct of free, fair, transparent elections; deepening technology in the electoral process and rolling out Electoral Voting Machines for the Anambra Governorship election.

“Equally of great concern to the Commission is how to increase Voter turnout in future elections and how to effectively manage electoral success recorded in the last two off -season elections in Edo and Ondo States.”

INEC said that its Voter Education Manual is being reviewed by the Department of Voter Education and Publicity (VEP) with the aim of identifying and including best methods of designing voter education messages to increase citizens’ participation in the electoral process.

While noting that the exercise is being supported by the Westminster Foundation for Democracy, it added:

“For the Commission to achieve the concerns enumerated above, the IVEC Chairman challenged the department (VEP) to design new, creative and innovate messages that would address the electoral concerns and challenges of the Youth and Students population.

“The Chairman reminded VEP Staff that in designing voter education messages, they must be able to compete effectively on the social media and “our narratives and messages must be clear, concise and believable.”

The Commission stressed that it has resolved to sustain the momentum of the successes recorded in the Edo and Ondo Governorship elections and also increase voter turnout in elections through the provision of access to the Polling Units.

National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Barrister Festus Okoye (5th Right), Director, Voter Education and Publicity, Mr. Nick Dazang (3rd Right), Deputy Director, Voter Education, Mrs Mary Nkem (6th Right), Assistant Director, Voter Education, Mrs Dorathy Inyang (4th Right), Mr Taiwo Makanjuola (right) and other participants at the closing ceremony of the workshop [Photo courtesy: INEC]
Realising the fact that the Commission cannot succeed alone in the task of conducting successful elections, it said:

“We must build multi-sector coalitions for the sustenance of the electoral process and consolidation of democracy.”

On the issue of Voter Register, INEC said that the is determined to clean up the Voters’ Register and register all those that are eligible and constitutionally qualified to be registered.

See timeline of election activities below:

Image

Image


© Copyright 2020 ElombahNews.

DISCLAIMER : Opinion articles are solely the responsibility of the author and does not necessarily reflect the views of the publishers of ElombahNews!
Would you like to be receiving ALL ElombahNews links ‘On The Go’ on WhatsApp Or Telegram? If yes, join us here on WhatsApp or Telegram, or provide us your Telephone number via publisher@elombah.com or sms/inbox +2349050382526 and you are good to go!
DOWNLOAD ElombahNews mobile app here
Send eyewitness accounts/ reports/ articles  to publisher@elombah.com; follow us on twitter @ElombahNews; like our Facebook page ElombahNews 

For adverts & inquiries, call +447460770987, +2349050382526

Comments are closed.

You have successfully subscribed to the newsletter

There was an error while trying to send your request. Please try again.

ElombahNews will use the information you provide on this form to be in touch with you and to provide updates and marketing.