Registered political parties in Enugu state have expressed commitment to ensuring hitch-free elections come 2019
This is even as the chairmen of the parties signed statement of commitment to a peaceful general election in Enugu, at an event organised by the Intra–Party Advisory Council, IPAC, at INEC office.
About 38 political party chairmen converged on the conference hall of INEC to sign memorandum of understanding as a commitment to ensuring free, fair and credible elections in the forth coming poll in the state.
Addressing the parties, the Chairman, intra –Party Advisory Council, John Nwobodo charged them to continue to maintain the peaceful atmosphere that exists among them.
While commending INEC leadership and security agencies in the state, the chairman urged them to abide by the rules of electorial process in the state
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In his remark, the Resident Electoral Commissioner, Independent National Electoral Commission, Enugu, Emeka Ononamadu, represented by administration secretary of INEC, ENYI ONYEKWERE emphasised on the need for all the political parties to continue to work together to ensure credible election in the state.
He stated that INEC will uphold its mandate in ensuring that every registered political party is given equal opportunity to thrive.
In their separate speeches, Enugu State Commissioner of police, Danmalam Mohammed, represented by Hasan Anga, Commandant, Nigeria Security And Civil Defence Corps, Enugu, represented by Deputy Commandant, Afrika Val and representative of Department of State Service, urged the political parties to abide by the rules governing electoral process in the country.
They urged them to register their grievances if any, to appropriate quarters during and after elections for immediate resolution.
The representative of people democratic party, PDP, Innocent Ezeoha and Labour party chairman, Gerald Abonyi, on behalf of other political parties promised to abide by the code of electoral process to ensure the state remains peaceful even after the general election in 2019.
Thirty-eight out of 45 political parties registered in the state attended the programme and signed the MOU.