Ahead of the November 6 Governorship election in Anambra, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has said 18 candidates are expected to sign a peace pact to ensure a violence-free election.
According to the electoral umpire, the peace deal will be brokered by the National Peace Committee chaired by a former Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar (retd.), and the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Matthew Kukah, on November 4 in Akwa.
INEC’s National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, dropped the hint in a statement on Thursday in Abuja.
He added that the commission had published the notice of poll in its state and local government offices in line with Section 46 of the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended).
Okoye, who said the commission was satisfied with the current level of preparations, said all non-sensitive materials have been delivered in readiness for the election.