…Publishes Dr. Chidozie Nwankwo as AAC candidate
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday returned the name of former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Prof. Chukwuma Charles Soludo and his running mate, Dr. Onyekachukwu Gilbert Ibezim as the Governorship and Deputy Governorship candidates of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).
National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, INEC, Festus Okoye who disclosed this in a statement in Abuja on Thursday said 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 Anambra Governorship election.
Okoye informed that “The commission met today, Thursday 19th August, 2021 and deliberated on a number of issues including the nomination of candidates for the Anambra Governorship election holding on 6th November, 2021.”
He noted that “The timetable and schedule of activities by the commission on 18th January, 2021provides for the withdrawal/substitution of candidates in line with Section 35 of the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended). Accordingly, by the deadline of 30th July, 2021 fixed by the commission, seven (7) Governorship and eleven (11) Deputy Governorship candidates substituted by eleven (11) out of eighteen (18) political parties.
“Similarly, 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 National Commissioner hinted that the list of substituted candidates had been published on the commission’s website adding that “the final list of candidates will be published on 7th October, 2021 as provided for in the timetable and schedule of activities for the elections.”
Meanwhile, a former governorship aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr. Chidozie Wilson Nwankwo (Overdose) had been published by INEC as the Governorship Candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) with the name of a former Speaker of the Anambra State House of Assembly, Hon. Mrs. Chinwe Clare Nwaebili published as his running mate.
According to the information published by INEC earlier today, Dr. Nwankwo and his running mate, Nwaebili were substituted in line with Section 35 of the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended).
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