Anambra Guber: I Can Beat My Chest It’s One Of Nigeria’s Most Peaceful Elections – Police Commissioner
The Anambra State Commissioner of Police, Echeng Echeng, has described Saturday’s governorship election in the state as one of Nigeria’s most peaceful polls.
Contrary to expectations that the election may be marred by widespread violence, the poll was deemed generally peaceful.
Echeng attributed the success to residents’ peaceful conduct during the election.
“It is on record that we have witnessed one of the most peaceful elections in recent times in the country,” the police commissioner told journalists on Sunday in Awka.
“I can beat my chest on that,” he said.
Echeng said that the police did not witness security breaches during the election across the state.
“The election was peaceful and we had no incident of violence, ballot snatching or fighting in any polling unit in the state.
“The election in terms of security was marvelous. We synergized with sister security agencies and made sure it was incident free, we held meetings over a long period of time preparing for the election and it paid off,” he said.
Echeng said that the peaceful conduct of the election proved that Anambra was one of the most peaceful states in the country.
“Prior to the election, I have been telling people that Anambra is one of the most peaceful states in the country and the peaceful conduct of the election has proven that,” he said.
Echeng, however, acknowledged that there were some hitches during the election due to malfunctioning machines of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
“Wherever you have hitches during the election, it was not base on security problem, rather it was based on problems associated with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) equipment.
“I think we deserve commendation,” he said