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INEC Releases Security Report Ahead Anambra Governorship Election

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has predicted that the November 18 Anambra governorship election would be peaceful.

This was disclosed in a pre-election Security Assessment Report.

The Director of Publicity and Voter Education, Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi, said on Sunday that the report relied on a research conducted by the Electoral Institute (TEI), a research arm of INEC, in collaboration with some civil society organisations.

The report indicated a peace rating of 87 per cent across the 21 Local Government Areas of the State.

According to the report, all forms of violence could be avoided if adequate mitigation measures were put in place.

The report read: ”The security threats and risk factors in the governorship election should be seen as an early warning signs which the government, INEC, security agencies and other stakeholders should take seriously.

”The early warning signs should be taken seriously by developing proactive mitigation mechanisms to avoid a breakdown of law and order.”



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