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Anambra guber: INEC releases final list



The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has published the final list of candidates running for the November 6 gubernatorial election in Anambra State with an assurance that it would secure the preparation and processes for the exercise and ensure the protection of their right to vote in a safe and secure environment.

Festus Okoye , INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, today released the list in a statement issued after a meeting titled, ‘Update on preparations for the Anambra governorship election.’

Okoye said, “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.

“In its unwavering determination to conduct a credible election, the commission will tomorrow, (today, October 8 2021) hold an emergency consultative meeting with the leadership of all the registered political parties in Nigeria at the commission’s Headquarters in Abuja.

“The commission further assures the people of Anambra State 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 INEC has encountered several controversies in the run-up to elections in the country, most notably the April 2007 general elections, including criticism about its preparedness from Sada Abubakar, Sultan of Sokoto and a dispute over its “disqualification” of Vice president Atiku Abubakar’s candidacy. The Supreme Court ruled that the INEC can not disqualify candidates, so Abubakar’s name was added to ballots at the last minute.

See the full list here.


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