Anambra State is one of the nineteen states that got a new Resident Electoral Commissioner as the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, swears in 19 new Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) and deployed them just 113 days to the 2023 general elections,
The new Anambra State REC, Queen Elizabeth Agwu is from Ebonyi State.
Speaking at the swearing in ceremony, the Chairman of INEC, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, charged them to be transparent and non-partisan while remaining firm and courageous in the discharge of their responsibilities, and always bear in mind the commission’s commitment to free, fair, credible, transparent and verifiable elections.
He reminded them that even though the task is difficult, their loyalty should be to Nigeria and Nigerians by ensuring that votes determine winners in the 2023 General Election as they owe nothing to any individual but owe everything to the Nigerian people.
According to the INEC boss, the commission has over the years worked tirelessly to reform the electoral process and introduced many innovations that are generally acknowledged to have improved the electoral process hence they must continue to ensure that the choices Nigerians make on election day prevail
He urged them not to compromise the neutrality of the Commission or create the perception of partisanship so as to guard against mischief.
In an interview with the ABS, the new Anambra State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Queen Elizabeth Agwu, promised to give Ndi Anambra the most free, fair and transparent election as she is coming with positive impact while her Edo counterpart, Obo Effanga, who had responded on behalf of others promised that they will not be influenced by self interests.