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Anambra gov’ship: Court orders making things difficult — INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said many court orders and litigations are making things difficult for it ahead of the November 6, 2021…

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said many court orders and litigations are making things difficult for it ahead of the November 6, 2021 governorship election in Anambra State.

INEC’s National Commissioner and Chairman Information, Voter Education and Publicity Festus Okoye disclosed this at the Implementation Meeting on Voter Enlightenment and Publicity for 2021 Anambra State governorship election Tuesday in Awka, the state capital.

“These litigations and court orders are frustrating the commission. What the commission does in terms of obedience to court orders is that if a judgement comes today, the commission obeys the order, because it is the latest in time.

“If on the same issue, another court of coordinate jurisdiction or from a court of another judicial division comes to us, because that one is the latest in time, the commission obeys that one.

“So what the political parties have been doing and what they are doing is that they anticipate the commission, and the moment you are proceeding, they get court orders. This is impeding our performance and making things difficult.

“As some of you are aware, the new polling units created by the commission will come into force during the November 6, 2021 Anambra governorship election,” he said.

 

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