The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has published the final list of candidates for the November 6 governorship election in Anambra State.
The list was issued in a statement signed by Festus Okoye, INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, after a meeting on Thursday.
The statement read: “The Independent National Electoral Commission met on October 7;2021 and deliberated on a wide range of issues including preparations for the conduct of Anambra State governorship election slated for November 6 2021.
“In line with the timetable and schedule of activities for the election released on January 19 2021, the commission, has today, October 7 2021 implemented two additional activities.
“The final register of voters for the Anambra governorship election was presented to the 18 registered political parties participating in the election at the Headquarters of the commission in Awka, Anambra State.
“Furthermore, the commission released the final list of candidates for the election and has pasted same in the State office of the commission in Awka, Anambra State. The list has also been uploaded to the commission’s website and social media platforms.”
INEC assured the Anambra electorate of its resolve to secure the preparation processes for the conduct of the governorship election and ensure that their right to vote in a safe and secure environment is guaranteed.
The list of candidates published by INEC showed that Prof. Chukwuma Soludo and Sen. Andy Uba were listed as the candidates of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) respectively.
Valentine Ozigbo was listed as the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Sen Ifeanyi Uba as the candidate of Young Progressives Party (YPP) while Dr Obiora Okonkwo would fly the flag of Zenith Labour Party (ZLP).
Others were Obiora Agbasimalo, Labour Party; Dr Godwin Maduka, Accord Party’s; Bennet Etiaba, ( AA); Chidozie Nwankwo,( AAC); Akachukwu Nwankpo (ADC), Afam Ume-ezeoke (ADP); Geoffrey Onyejegbu (APM); Philip Echetebu (APP), Okeke Chika Jerry (BOOT Party).