The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has expressed concern over plans by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to store non-sensitive materials for the November 6 Anambra State governorship election in Owerri, Imo State capital.
The party urged the nationâ€™s electoral commission to quickly rescind its decision.
In a statement issued by the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Barrister Tex Okechukwu, and sent to DAILY POST on Thursday, APGA queried the rationale for taking such materials to Owerri when it could use the facilities of the Central Bank, Awka or other neighbouring states such as Delta and Enugu to store the materials.
The party leadership said that it does not want to believe that INEC was up to something mischievous like rigging the Anambra State polls because of the confidence it reposed in the integrity of the chairman of the commission.
According to APGA in the statement, â€œIt would be a huge disappointment and disgrace for INEC to do anything that would tarnish its image as posterity will not forgive its leadership if it should fall to the pressure to rig the election.â€
The APGA National Working Committee (NWC) advised the electoral umpire to maintain the same parameters it used for the conduct of the Edo governorship election as doing so would enable it to write itself into the annals of the country.
It further urged the people of Anambra to remain vigilant and resist any subterranean plot to compromise the November 6, 2021 governorship election in the state.