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HOA Polls: INEC Bans PoS Machines At Polling Units In Anambra

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Ahead of today’s State House of Assem­bly polls in Anambra State, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has banned Point of Sale (POS) machines in polling units across the state.

Dr. Queen Eliza­beth Agwu the State Resident Electoral Commissioner, announced the ban on Friday.

She warned that All Progres­sive Grand Alliance (APGA), Labour Party (LP), Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the All Progressive Congress (APC), and other political parties par­ticipating in the Saturday 18th elections in the state not to ven­ture into any polling unit with (PoS) machines.

She also threatened that any par­ty agent or supporter caught in such act, irrespective of status or association would be dealt with in accordance with extant laws.

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Agwu gave the warning at the INEC Headquarters, Awka, while updating journalists on the Commission’s preparedness for the election and the ongoing distribution of sensitive mate­rial meant for the House of Assembly election across the 21 local government areas of the state.

She said the process (distri­bution of materials) supervised by her, was witnessed by repre­sentatives of different political parties, security agents, the media, and other stakeholders.

She explained that the com­mission had built on the suc­cesses recorded during the pres­idential and National Assembly elections held of Feb. 25 across the country.

She reassured that the com­mission was ready to conduct free, fair, and acceptable elec­tions in the state.

She said, ‘It is a tradition that we normally move our materials, particularly, the sen­sitive materials to the local gov­ernments from the local govern­ments to the RAC centres (and) to the polling units.

“We have 21 local govern­ments and we have watched and distributed our materials down, most especially the bal­lot papers that are meant for the State Assembly elections and this has been properly and systematically outlined so that there won’t be a mix-up.

“While assuring that by 8:30am on Saturday, voting was expected to have commenced across the polling units, Agwu revealed that all issues concern­ing BVAS for the election, had been settled for optimal perfor­mance.”

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