Anambra poll: Don’t keep election materials in Imo PDP warns INEC

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Sunday, warned the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) not to keep Anambra governorship election materials in Imo State.

This was contained in a statement by the PDP’s spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan titled, “Anambra Guber: PDP calls out INEC over alleged diversion of electoral materials to Gov. Uzodinma”.

The PDP sounded this warning following speculations that the INEC had plans to store some of its non-sensitive materials for the Anambra governorship election in its facilities in the Imo.

The PDP statement read in part, “Our party firmly rejects the reported move by INEC to use its facility in Owerri, Imo State capital, for the storage of electoral materials for the Anambra governorship election, rather than in Anambra State.

“The PDP holds this stance given the well-known electoral character of Governor Hope Uzodinma and the APC.

“Our party insists that any attempt to hand over the materials to Governor Uzodinma by storing them in Imo state amounts to rigging the election before its conduct.

“Such could lead to a breakdown of law and order in the zone and scuttle the November 6 election.

“Moreover, if INEC, for any reason desires to keep the materials in another state order than Anambra, the best choice ought to be Enugu State, given the availability of a functional airport, a more secure environment with regional security formations as well as better storage facility at the Central Bank of Nigeria in Enugu.

“The PDP calls on the INEC Chairman to save the situation by speaking out as well as taking steps to reverse the reported plan, should there be any of such.”

The opposition PDP also urged the people of Anambra to remain vigilant and law-abiding.

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