The All Progressives Congress (APC) has called on INEC, to ensure a level-playing ground for all candidates in the Nov. 16 governorship polls in Anambra.
In a statement on Thursday by its Interim National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed on Thursday, the APC noted that INEC had responsibility of ensuring that no candidate was short-changed in the election.
“INEC has the responsibility to ensure a level-playing field for all candidates because we are closely monitoring all the processes leading to the election.
“The success of any poll is not limited to actions taken on the election day alone but all processes before and during the polls.’’
The party frowned at the plan to send some top officials of INEC to oversee the election, alleging that some of the officials were card-carrying members of one of the political parties contesting the election.
“This issue has compromised their role as an unbiased umpire.
. ”If INEC, indeed, has any hope of organising a free, fair and transparent election in Anambra State on Nov. 16, it must immediately shelve the plan to send these highly-partisan and heavily-compromised officials to supervise the election.”
The party urged the National Assembly to seek explanations on the controversial voter’s register for the Anambra polls. from INEC.
“This is necessary to ensure that the election is not rigged by the same body saddled with ensuring that it is transparently organised, it stated.