Anambra guber poll: INEC releases 41 hot lines for complaints

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has dedicated 10 hotlines at its headquarters, Abuja ahead of Nov.16 governorship election, the Commission’s spokesman, Mr Kayode Idowu has said.

He said another 31 lines have been assigned to electoral officers and security personnel in Anambra.

According to him, this is to enable Nigerians to reach out to INEC officials and security personnel during the governorship election.

In a statement on Wednesday in Abuja Idowu said complaints and reports could be lodged or filed from any polling unit throughout the state during the election for quick intervention by the headquarters.

The numbers are; 07098117563, 07098114865, 070816381 for voice calls while the public can also send short messages services (SMS) through 08101774434 and 07032492303.

According to the statement, the Resident Electoral Commissioner, Prof.C. E. Onukaogu’s number is 08034001141, the Administrative Secretary, Mr Oscar-Lee Amaechi numer is 08037239886 while Public Affairs Officer, Mr Frank Egbo is on 08037106701.

The Commission also gave the contact telephone numbers of security personnel under the Inter-agency Consultative Committee on Election Security (ICCES) that would be involved in the governorship election.

They include Nigeria police, Anambra state NYSC coordinator, State Director National Orientation Agency, Deputy Director State Security Service and the Comptroller Immigration Service.

Others are Commandant of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Comptroller Nigeria Prisons Service and NDLEA.

The election is expected to be conducted in 326 wards and 6,581 voting units with 1,784, 536 registered voters.

Twenty-three political parties have presented candidates to contest the election.