An independent political risk research and advisory firm, Hallmark International Consulting Company (HICC), predicted that Senator Andy Uba, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate could win what he described as a “very contested with a margin of error of between 3 and 4 percent of the odds of probability in the election of the governor of the state of Anambra. “
According to HICC, the research and opinion poll was commissioned by a US-based ‘Power to the People Foundation’, an NGO interested in promoting and sustaining democracy in Africa and the world.
A statement issued by Africa and Middle East Foundation vice chairman Hayes Rodney, which was made available to reporters in Abuja yesterday, said the foundation’s interest in the election of Anambra Governorate is non-partisan but designed to help deepen democracy in Nigeria. .
Rodney said Nigeria’s democracy has matured and therefore needs to continually evolve strategies to strengthen it as it curves the curve. He called on INEC to ensure that the election scheduled for November 6 is free, fair and credible.
He urged INEC to adopt instant electronic transmission of pooling unit results to a secure server as the way forward.
According to him, “To generate the interest and confidence of the people in the political process, the electoral arbiter must be transparent and non-partisan.
“One way to restore people’s interest and confidence in the ballot box will be for the referee to be transparent by also adopting technology in the conduct of elections and for security agencies to also ensure the protection of life and property. voters. “
Rodney said that the “monkey survey” and the “political risk index” to predict the Anambra election resulted in Uba’s victory being projected.
He explained, however, that the company had no partisan interest in the results of the statewide investigation, adding that the election would be left to the decision of the people of the state.
He noted that although 18 political parties are registered to participate in the election, the organization only polled six main candidates from six political parties; Agreement represented by Dr Godwin Maduka, Professor Charles Soludo of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Mr Valentine Ozigbo of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr Obiora Okonkwo of the Zenith Labor Party (ZLP) and Senator Emmanuel Andy Uba of the All Congress of Progressives (APC).
The poll, he said, further narrowed the gubernatorial race to a competition between Professor Soludo of the APGA and Senator Andy Uba of the APC.