Anambra State Resident Electoral Commission REC, Dr Queen Elizabeth Agwu, did not meet with party chairmen and journalists who wanted to observe the movement of electoral materials from Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Awka.
The party chairmen who were spotted around 8pm at the CBN office alleged that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) loaded voting materials into trucks without them having the serial numbers for documentation.
Speaking to Daily Trust,the Peoples’ Democratic Party PDP Anambra state chairman, Mr Ndubisi Nwobu, said it was very disappointing.
According to him, the party agents would have loved to know the details of the voting materials so they could communicate to their party officials to cross check them when they arrive.
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“We want to believe that the materials will not leave this night. We are hoping that by tomorrow morning, INEC will avail them of the serial number of the materials before leaving CBN,” he stated.
He, however, said they saw some of the INEC officials though it appeared they were very busy.
“We are hoping that tomorrow morning before the materials leave CBN, INEC officials will avail us with the serial numbers to various local government councils. It is already 8 pm” he said .
Also speaking with Daily Trust, Anambra state chairman of Young Progressive Party (YPP), Prince Moses Obi , said they were surprised that INEC could ignore them while loading the voting materials.
“We were here to inspect the arrival and the leaving of INEC voting materials from the CBN for the Saturday elections.
“I’m not happy by the process they adopted and I hope the materials will not leave this night. INEC needs to avail us of the details of the serial numbers of materials to local government councils” he said .
Meanwhile, journalists who went to cover the distribution of the materials did not have access to the REC.
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