Owing to the rising cases of attacks n INEC office and the dire security situation in the South East region of the country which has impacted negatively on the social and economic life of the people, some concerned Igbo indigenes residing in Cross River State have called for electronic voting in the November 6, Anambra State governorship election to avoid chaos.
And fielding questions from a LENS reporter, Mazi Chike Obidinamba, and others who do not want their names mentioned, said that since almost every registered voter has a mobile handset, the Nigerian Communications Commission NCC) should as a matter of urgency in league with INEC ask the mobile networks come out with a functional arrangement that would enable eligible voters cast their votes at home as done in other climes. According to them, the votes which are electronically transmitted to INEC server are collated and winners announced thus making the exercise credible.
Meanwhile, the Anambra union in the United Kingdom (UK) and Northern Ireland (ASUUK) has called for an end to the incessant killings and rising insecurity in the state.
The worrisome security situation in Anambra has prompted the IGP Usman Alkali Baba on Monday to order the immediate posting of a new Commissioner of Police, CP, Echeng Eworo Echeng to Anambra State. He takes over from CP Tony Olofu who has been redeployed to the Force Headquarters, Abuja.
The IGP has also ordered the deployment of a detachment of NPF Special Forces to Anambra State to bolster and complement the ongoing peace-building efforts of the Nigeria Police Operation Restore Peace in Anambra State.
Echeng who until his recent posting, was the Commissioner of Police in charge of Bayelsa State has been ordered to mobilize both kinetic and non-kinetic law enforcement and crime-fighting approaches to reverse the negative trend, reclaim public spaces from hoodlums and restore public peace in the State.
By: Archibong Emmanuel
( Snr. Reporter)