The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Thursday, released the final list of candidates to run in the November 6 governorship election in Anambra State, assuring residents of safety as they cast their votes.
The list which was uploaded on the commission’s website and in the state office in Akwa, has the names of male candidates from 18 political parties.
Prof. Charles Soludo, the former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), was named candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and Valentine Ozigbo for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Andy Uba and Ifeanyi Ubah remain the governorship candidates of the All Progressives Congress and Young Progressive Congress.
INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Mr Festus Okoye, said the list has been presented to the parties participating in the election.
He 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 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.”