The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will today take a final decision on the conduct of the November 6 governorship election in Anambra State.
The Commission has summoned an emergency Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security meeting which will hold today in Abuja.
The recent security situation in the South East has led to concerns about the conduct of the election.
Political parties and candidates have reportedly suspended their campaigns, and other sensitization of campaigns by CSOs have been put on hold owing to the worsening security situation in the state.
Daily Trust quoted the Director, Voter Education and Publicity, INEC, Victor Ayodele Aluko, as saying that the emergency Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security meeting would among others deliberate on the way forward.
Asked if the INEC was considering postponing the election as a result of the insecurity in the state, he said the answer would come after today’s meeting.
INEC Chairman Prof. Mahmood Yakubu had last Wednesday expressed fears over the worsening security challenges in the state.
However, politicians and residents of Anambra yesterday expressed hope that the election would hold as planned despite the security challenges in the state.