REC: Violence a major challenge during last election | TODAY.NG

Nkwachukwu Orji

Dr. Nkwachukwu Orji, Anambra State Resident Electoral Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission, has said that violence was a major challenge in the conduct of 2019 general elections in the state.

Orji made the disclosure during the INEC review meeting of the 2019 General Elections held on Thursday in Awka.

The REC said the commission recorded violence in Orumba North, Anambra East, Idemili North and Ogbaru Areas of the state which constituted a hindrance.

Orji also said that INEC faced logistics challenges in the state during the polls and suffered a major setback following the fire incident recorded a few days to the commencement of the elections.

Newsmen recall that two containers filled with card reader machines got burnt a few days to 2019 elections at the Awka office of INEC.

The INEC official said, “The 85 participants attending the event are people who participated in the conduct of the 2019 elections and it is expected that they present their personal experiences with a view to improving on future exercise.”

Orji appealed to participants to come up with ideas that would improve the conduct of future elections not only Anambra but the country at large.

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