Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday released the names of 23 governorship candidates for the Anambra polls, for the people of Anambra to begin the process of choosing candidates of their choice in the fourth coming November 16 election.
INEC says it has made use of the court orders and the form submitted by parties to compile the names on its candidates list. For APGA and PDP which had issues with its candidates, INEC has published Mr Nicholas Ukachukwu as the pdp candidate and Mr. Willie Obiano is for APGA. Mr. Ifeanyi Uba is for Labour Party and Mr. Chris Ngige is for the APC.
INEC says the names on the list are the people permitted to stage campaigns for the election. The battle to resolve the pdp candidate has been on for several weeks, a tough contest between Mr. Tony Nwoye and senator Andy Uba, but both men didn’t make INEC’s list.
The INEC however warned that only those on the list published by it are allowed to conduct electioneering campaigns, and any violation of this rule amounts to an electoral offence and security agencies are urged to intervene as such.