Nigeria’s Electoral Body, INEC Lists Soludo As Candidate In Anambra Governorship Poll

The Independent National Electoral Commission, in compliance with a courtroom ruling, has listed a former governor of the apex financial institution, Charles Soludo, because the governorship candidate of the All Progressive Grand Alliance.

INEC, on Thursday, revealed a revised checklist of candidates for the Anambra governorship election.

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INEC, nevertheless, nonetheless excluded the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from the checklist of cleared candidates for the ballot.

In the checklist revealed on July 16, INEC had excluded the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), whereas Michael Umeoji was listed because the candidate for APGA.

But in a ruling on July 19, a Federal High Court in Awka, the Anambra capital, affirmed Soludo because the candidate of APGA.

Similarly, on August 10, a courtroom of enchantment sitting in Kano State had affirmed Victor Oye as APGA chairman — Soludo was elected governorship candidate of the celebration throughout a main organised by the Oye-led faction.

Speaking on the event, Festus Okoye, INEC’s commissioner for data and voter training, had mentioned the fee would adjust to “valid court orders”.

In a press release on Thursday, Okoye mentioned the fee met and deliberated on quite a few points, together with the nomination of candidates for the Anambra governorship election.

According to him, the revised checklist of candidates is the results of a courtroom order obtained by the fee on APGA, in addition to the substitution of candidates’ names by numerous political events.

“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 assertion reads.

Okoye added that the ultimate checklist of candidates might be revealed on October 7, 2021.

On June 23, Soludo emerged the winner of the Anambra governorship main election of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).

Soludo might be representing the celebration within the November 6 governorship election.

Soludo secured 740 votes to defeat different challengers. The complete variety of accredited delegates who participated was 795 whereas 792 votes had been forged.

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Nigeria’s Electoral Body, INEC Lists Soludo As Candidate In Anambra Governorship Poll

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