INEC lists APGA’s Soludo for Anambra election

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The Independent National Electoral Commision (INEC) on Thursday published a revised list of candidates for the November 6 Anambra State governorship poll, recognizing Chukwuma Soludo as the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).

The electoral umpire replaced Michael Umeoji with Soludo on the list.

INEC, however, still excluded the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from the list of cleared candidates for the poll.

In a ruling on July 19, a federal high court in Awka, affirmed Soludo as the candidate of APGA. Also on Augst 10, a court of appeal sitting in Kano had affirmed Victor Oye as APGA chairman — Soludo was elected governorship candidate of the party during a primary organised by the Oye-led faction.

INEC National Commissioner, Information and Voter Education Committee Festus Okoye, in a statement on Thursday said the commission met and deliberated on a number of issues, including the nomination of candidates for the Anambra governorship election.

According to him, the revised list of candidates is the result of a court order received by the commission on APGA, as well as substitution of candidates’ names by various political parties.

“The commission was served with the judgement of the Court of Appeal (Kano Division) which set aside the judgement of the High Court of Jigawa State on the leadership of APGA and the nomination of its candidates for the Anambra governorship election,” the statement read.

He confirmed that the commission was served with the judgement of the Court of Appeal (Kano Division) which set aside the judgement of the High Court of Jigawa State on the leadership of APGA and the nomination of its candidates for the election.

Okoye added that the final list of candidates will be published on October 7, 2021 as provided in the timetable and schedule of activities for the election.

 




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