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




The Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee, in compliance with a court docket 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 record of candidates for the Anambra governorship election.

INEC, nonetheless, nonetheless excluded the Peoples Democratic Social gathering (PDP) from the record of cleared candidates for the ballot.

Within the record revealed on July 16, INEC had excluded the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Social gathering (PDP), whereas Michael Umeoji was listed because the candidate for APGA.

However in a ruling on July 19, a Federal Excessive Courtroom in Awka, the Anambra capital, affirmed Soludo because the candidate of APGA.

Equally, on August 10, a court docket of attraction sitting in Kano State had affirmed Victor Oye as APGA chairman — Soludo was elected governorship candidate of the social gathering throughout a major organised by the Oye-led faction.

Talking on the event, Festus Okoye, INEC’s commissioner for info and voter training, had stated the fee would adjust to “legitimate court docket orders”.

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

In keeping with him, the revised record of candidates is the results of a court docket order obtained by the fee on APGA, in addition to the substitution of candidates’ names by varied political events.

“The fee was served with the judgement of the Courtroom of Attraction (Kano Division) which put aside the judgement of the Excessive Courtroom of Jigawa State on the management of APGA and the nomination of its candidates for the Anambra governorship election,” the assertion reads.

Okoye added that the ultimate record of candidates will likely be revealed on October 7, 2021.

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

Soludo will likely be representing the social gathering within the November 6 governorship election.

Soludo secured 740 votes to defeat different challengers. The whole variety of accredited delegates who participated was 795 whereas 792 votes have been solid.

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