List of Anambra governorship candidates has emerged.
This online news platform had reported earlier that INEC removed the name of governorship of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Charles Soludo, and his running mate, Onyekachi Ibezim, from the list of cleared candidates for the November 6 governorship election in Anambra State, southeast Nigeria.
Newsone reports that Soludo and Ibezim were replaced with Chukwuma Umeoji and Obiageli Orogbu as the candidate and deputy governorship candidate of APGA.
Apart Soludo, Newsone reports that INEC also removed the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Valentine Ozigbo, and the deputy governorship candidate from the list due to the subsisting court order on the primary that produced them.
Newsone reports that INEC, however, cleared the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Andy Uba and the deputy governorship candidate, Johnbosco Anaedobe, as well as the candidate of the YPP, Ifeanyi Ubah.
The development was contained in a statement issued by by INEC spokesperson, Festus Okoye, in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital on Friday, July 16.
The statement was titled “Publication of personal particulars of candidates for Anambra governorship election.”
“INEC met on Thursday, July 15, 2021 and among other things considered the List/personal particulars of candidates nominated by the various political parties for the Anambra State Governorship election scheduled to hold on 6th November 2021,” the statement said.
“The Commission also considered and took cognizance of the Judgments/Court Orders served on it in relation to the primaries of the political parties and other processes leading to the election.
“In line with section 31(3) of the Electoral Act, 2010 (as amended) the personal particulars of the candidates will be published in the Commissions Notice Board in Awka, Anambra State while the names of the candidates, their gender, party, age, qualification and the Commission’s decision/ remarks are herein attached.”
List of Anambra governorship candidates