The Anambra Resident Electoral Commission of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Dr Nkwachukwu Orji, has said that the commission is ready for effective monitoring of the primaries of the 91 political parties.

Speaking on Friday in Awka at the quarterly meeting of the Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security, he said INEC had put in place measures for effective monitoring of the primaries.

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He said: “We have put the security agencies on alert on the up-coming parties’ primaries in the state and I believe security will not be an issue during the primaries.”

Orji also said about 100,000 Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) were yet to be collected in the state.

“It is disturbing that we still have this number of PVCs uncollected in spite of awareness by INEC to make the owners of these cards to pick them up,” he added.