The All Progressive Congress (APC) has expressed worry over the disruption of its registration and revalidation exercise in Anambra State by hoodlums suspected to be members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
The caretaker committee Chairman in Anambra State, Sir Basil Ejidike, who disclosed this at a stakeholders meeting held in Awka, the state capital, alleged that the suspected IPOB members equally carted away materials meant for the registration exercise in Iseke, Ihiala Local Government Area. “There was a reported incident of attack on our workers by suspected members of IPOB who carted away materials meant for the registration exercise in Iseke (Ihiala). We have already requested the local government area supervisors to furnish us with details,” Ejidike stated.
He also lamented that the shortage of registration materials was affecting the exercise at most polling units in the state. “In Anambra State, we have 4, 907 polling units, and thus require 4, 907 registers for all the polling units since this exercise is polling unit based. What was supplied to our state could only take care of 4, 608 polling units leaving us with a shortage of registers for the remaining 299 polling units.
This shortfall has since been communicated to the state registration committee and Senator Ken Nnamani,” he maintained.