The Independent National Electoral Commission has published Charles Soludo as the governorship candidate of APGA in the Anambra state governorship election.
The election is fixed to hold on the 6th of November.
INEC’s latest publication recognizes candidates substituted by political parties and those arising from court orders.
The initial list of candidates released by the commission has Chukwuma Umeoji as APGA’s candidate, after a high court in Imo and Jigawa state nullified the primary that produced Prof. Soludo as the candidate.
INEC says “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.”
INEC’s National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, explained that “the Timetable and Schedule of Activities approved by the Commission on 18th January 2021 provides for the withdrawal/substitution of candidates in line with Sec. 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 were substituted by eleven (11) out of the eighteen (18) political parties.”
Mr Okoye added that the final list of candidates will be published on 7th of October 2021.
See the full list of the substitutions