December 11, 2023

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Insecurity: INEC relocates six collation centres in Anambra

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has raised the alarm over non-collection of 132,626 Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) in the 21 local governments of Anambra State.
The commission has relocated six collation centres in the state over insecurity.
These were announced yesterday at the INEC headquarters in Awka, by the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Dr. Elizabeth Agwu.

She spoke during the stakeholders meeting involving political parties, traditional rulers and civil society groups, with the electoral umpire, among others.
Agwu listed the local governments where the relocation of collation centres took place as Ihiala, Nnewi South, Onitsha North, Orumba North, Awka North and Awka South.
The REC said the collation of PVCs had been extended to Saturdays and Sundays in Anambra, adding that they needed enough security to carry out their function.

She said if residents did not collect their PVCs, they were shortchanging Ndigbo and doing disservice to the people of Southeast.
Agwu said the 2023 general election would be free, fair and credible, not only in Anambra State, but in the country.

The figures at each of the 21 local governments not collated as announced by INEC, were as follows: :Ayamelum -1,960, Dunukofia -6,222, Idemili South -4’589.
Others were, Anaocha -885, Orumba South -6,656, Onithsa South -12,274, Idemili North -16,256, Aguata -12675, Njikoka -7,009, Ogbaru -10,755 and Anambra East -7,717
Nnewi South -1,841, Awka North -1,153, Anambra West -1,387, Orumba North -2,393, Oyi -7,982, Onitsha North -9,990, Ihiala -4,058, Nnewi North -8,700, Ekwusigo -3,350 and Awka South -4,971

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