The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has warned eligible voters in Anambra State to shun electoral violence capable of undermining peaceful and credible house of assembly elections in the area.
Anambra is among the eight states where the governorship election will not occur tomorrow, March 18.
Elizabeth Agwu, Resident Electoral Commissioner in charge of the state, gave the warning during one of her pre-election press briefings in Awka, the state capital.
She called on the citizens to shun vote trading, bribery and campaigning at the polling units, which can attract severe consequences from security agents.
“We are ready to conduct a peaceful and credible election. However, for those who want to test out resolve, I assure you won’t go scot-free,” she said.
“The only gun you can fight with at the polling units is the PVC. If you cause trouble, we will make you regret your action”.
According to her, the commission will conduct free, fair, credible and peaceful elections as all sensitive materials have been distributed and adequate logistics arrangements in place to ensure early commencement of the exercise in all the state’s 5,720 polling units.
“INEC is ready for the election on Saturday. We will ensure materials are deployed early on Saturday to various polling units. But, we urge our people, especially politicians and their supporters, to contribute their quota to make the election peaceful, credible, free and fair,” she said
“I also assure you that whoever the people overwhelmingly cast their votes for will be announced the winner.”