An independent election observer group, STAGE for Women Development, on Wednesday says it has deployed more than 500 observers for the Nov. 6 governorship election in Anambra.
Mrs Eucharia Adukwulu, Southeast Coordinator of the group, gave the figure when she spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Awka.
According to her, the deployment is to promote a democratic electoral process in the state.
Adukwulu said the observers would track and report on activities of the INEC, those of political party agents and the electorate.
She noted that the observers would also monitor and report activities of security agencies, involvement of women, youths and persons with disabilities.
“Election observation is basically about civic involvement. Our involvement as observers will help to deter any kind of electoral fraud or even expose it.
“As women group, we would also be watching out for effective and inclusive women’s participation in the process,’’ she said.
Adukwulu urged residents in the state to be peaceful and to turn out en masse, to vote the candidates of their choice in the election.
She also called on security agencies to abide by the rules of engagement by being fair and just to citizens during the exercise.
According to her, peace and security are essential in nurturing the nation’s growing democracy. (NAN)