The Independent National Electoral Commision, INEC, on Thursday listed Charles Chukwuma Soludo as the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, in the November 6, governorship election in the state.
The electoral body replaced Michael Umeoji with Soludo as the governorship candidate.
It said that the final list of candidates that would contest the Anambra State governorship election would be published on October 7,
A statement by the INEC National Commissioner and chairman (Information and Voter Education Committee), Festus Okoye, in Abuja on Thursday read, “The commission met today (Thursday August 19 202) and deliberated on a number of issues, including the nomination of candidates for the Anambra Governorship election holding on November 6 2021.
“The timetable and schedule of activities approved by the commission on January 18 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 July 30 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.
“Similarly, 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.
“The list of substitute candidates is attached to this Press Release. It has also been published on the commission’s website.
“However, the final list of candidates will be published on October 7 2021 as provided in the timetable and schedule of activities for the election.”