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INEC bombshell: Soludo, Ozigbo, dropped for Anambra guber polls (See cleared candidates)

Val Ozigbo
Prof. Chukwuma Soludo

The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared a member of the House of Representatives, Chukwuma Michael Umeoji, as flagbearer of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in the Anambra State governorship election scheduled for November 6.

 The commission also named Andy Uba, who won the controversial primaries of All Progressives Congress (APC), as the party’s candidate.
These were announced in a statement by INEC’s National Commissioner and Chairman (Information and Voter Education Committee), Festus Okoye, after the Commission’s meeting in Abuja on Thursday.

The commission in the decision published on Friday also dropped the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Valentine Ozigbo.

 Okoye said the decisions were based on obedience to court orders served on INEC in relation to the primaries of the political parties and other processes leading to the election.

Prior to the primary elections, APGA had been locked in a leadership crisis with two factions claiming supremacy.

While the Victor Oye-led faction conducted the primaries that produced a former Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Prof. Charles Chukwuma Soludo, the Jude Okeke faction conducted the primary poll that declared Umeoji as the party’s candidate.

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