The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says its clear that the Governorship election slated for November 6, 2021 in Anambra State, may not hold again because of the rising insecurity in the Southeast States.
The Chief Press Secretary to the commission’s chairman, Mr Rotimi Oyekanmi, made this known in a recent interview that it is deeply concerned about the situation in the South-East especially as it concerns threats to disrupt the elections in the zone.
He added that the Commission also explained that there could be constitutional crisis if it (commission) was unable to conduct general elections in the region.
Oyekanmi, however, said INEC had been engaging with security agencies on the platform of the Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security.
He said the commission and the security agencies had been discussing and comparing notes on the security situation across the country generally.
The statement read in parts; “The Commission is deeply concerned about the security situation in the Southeast. It is an established fact that INEC cannot carry out electoral activities under chaotic conditions.
“God forbid that INEC is unable to conduct such elections at the appointed time because this will lead to a constitutional crisis. The constitution did not envisage that such election will not hold.
“With regards to the Anambra Governorship election scheduled for November 6, we are aware of the various efforts by the security agencies on the one hand, and all the men and women of goodwill in the region on the other, to calm things down”.