No shift of date in Anambra election, says INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission on Wednesday said the Anambra State governorship election would hold on November 18 as scheduled .
The commission said it would not allow any shift of date , adding that to do so would adversely affect the cost of running the election .
The state Resident Electoral Commissioner , Dr . Nkwachukwu Orji , who stated this in a meeting with the executive members of Inter - party Advisory Council in the state, said the commission would resist any attempt to truncate the electoral process .
He said , “We want the election to hold as scheduled . We have 58 days to the election and we are on top of the preparations . There would not be any need for postponement .
“ Any attempt to shift the date would be a waste of resources . We need to conclude the election as scheduled so as to focus on the 2019 general elections . ”