The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has been commended by Anambra politicians and other stakeholders for the early released 2023 general elections date.
It would be recalled that INEC, has fixed Feb. 18, 2023 for the general elections in the country.
Mr Godwin Ezeemo, a front-line politician and People’s Democratic Party (PDP) guber aspirant in Nov. 6 election in Anambra said that INEC had done well by giving enough notice to ensure adequate preparations of the elections.
He urged the electoral umpire to ensure that necessary electoral challenges and processes were improved upon before the date.
“This will boost the confidence on it by the constitution as well as reduce litigations in courts,” Ezeemo said.
Mr Christain Beluchukwu, a political stakeholder in the state also commended the efforts of the electoral body, while calling for quick resolution of insecurity in the country for smooth and free election.
Mrs Grace Anagor, a community political leader said Nigerians and international communities would expect INEC to conduct the freest election in 2023.
Chief Chris Elumunoh, a former Ansmbra president of Ohanaeze Ndi Igbo, however, said it is too early for the release of the 2023 general elections date by INEC.
“Is INEC sure that people will come out to vote under the heat of insecurity challenges in Nigeria.
“How safe is the country now?, what arrangements are government making to stop the security challenges.
“It is too early to talk of elections, the country is on fire, you are talking of 2023 general elections, how many people will be alive to participate?.
“Militants everywhere, we need to address insecurity first before the 2023 election 2023,” he said.