Anambra 2021: Guard your utterances, INEC cautions political parties

Ahead of next month governorship election in Anambra State, Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu has cautioned political parties to refrain from comments that could complicate the security situation in the state.

Addressing leadership of political parties at an emergency meeting held at the Commission headquarter in Abuja on Friday, Professor Yakubu said inflammatory comments could undermine the conducive atmosphere needed for a peaceful electoral atmosphere.

He said: “I wish to appeal to all political parties and candidates not to exacerbate the feeling of insecurity in Anambra State through unguarded utterances and actions. This could compound the security situation and make the work of the Commission, political parties and security agencies even more difficult. It may also lead to voter apathy. This moment calls for statesmanship and maturity hence the decision to convene this emergency meeting.”

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