The Anambra Commissioner of Police, Echeng Eworo Echeng, has commended residents of the state for the peaceful conduct of Saturday’s governorship election.

“It is on record that we have witnessed one of the most peaceful elections in recent times in the country.

“I can beat my chest on that,” he said on Sunday.

Mr Echeng said that the police did not witness a security breach during the election across the state.

“The election was peaceful and we had no incident of violence, ballot snatching or fighting in any polling unit in the state.

“In terms of security, the election was marvellous,” he said.

He attributed the success of the election to teamwork by security agencies in the state.

“We synergised with sister security agencies and made sure it was incident-free.

“We held meetings over a long period preparing for the election and it paid off,” he boasted.

Mr Echeng said that the peaceful conduct of the election had proven that Anambra was one of the most peaceful states in the country.

“Prior to the election, I have been telling people that Anambra is one of the most peaceful states in the country and the peaceful conduct of the election has proven that,” he said.

However, he acknowledged that there were some hitches during the election due to the malfunctioning of some Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) gadgets.

“Wherever you have hitches during the election, it was not based on a security problem, rather it was based on problems associated with INEC’s equipment.

“I think we deserve commendation,” he said.

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