The Discussion board of Impartial Election Observers in Nigeria says the simply concluded Anambra governorship election has added credence and growth to Nigeria’s democratic course of.
Dr. Lazarus Nwachukwu, the Nationwide President of the Discussion board, made the assertion in an interview with the Information Company of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Owerri.
“We now have made our preliminary report of our observations within the election and may comfortably say that the election was free and credible.
“We seemed out for these issues that would make election free and credible akin to if INEC ready adequately for this election. The reply is sure.
“Was the authorized framework adequate? The reply is sure.
“Is the electoral system appropriate? The answer is yes,” Nwachukwu said.
He mentioned the electoral course of recorded a cross rating besides in a number of terrains the place supplies weren’t provided on time.
Nwachukwu mentioned the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) additionally skilled some challenges in some locations which have to be correctly addressed forward of future elections.
“INEC should also look into some election observers’ conduct,” he famous, including that many observers got here to the sphere however couldn’t develop studies.
“What’s the credibility of INEC accrediting them,’’ Nwachukwu questioned.
“Apart from these few areas of challenges, Anambra election is one of the best and near-perfect ones by our measurement,” he mentioned.
The nationwide president recommended the mature and peaceable conduct of governorship candidates in addition to voters for turning out en mass to vote regardless of safety threats.
“The safety companies additionally performed a number of roles to make sure that thuggery was decreased. There was no thuggery reported across the polling items.
“Other areas like vote-buying and other things are not perpetrated by INEC but political parties,” Nwachukwu alleged.
He known as on INEC to duplicate the success recorded in Anambra in future elections within the nation.
DAILY POST had reported that Prof. Florence Obi, INEC’s Returning Officer had early Wednesday morning declared Prof. Chukwuma Soludo of APGA winner of the November 6 governorship election.