Two serving senators, Victor Umeh and Stella Oduah as well as Uche Ekwenife, a former senator, were some of the names in the list of candidates published by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Anambra State.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that INEC on Thursday displayed the list of candidates for the 2019 general election and their particulars at the INEC state Headquarters in Awka, the state capital.
Speaking to journalists, Leo Nkedife, Head, Voter Education and Publicity, said the publication was in compliance to the stipulations of section 31(3) of the Electoral Act as amended.
He said the list was for those of Presidential, Senatorial and House of Assembly candidates.
“Today we formally publish the list of candidates as submitted by the political parties in line with section 31(3) of the electoral act as amended.
“It stipulates that INEC must publish the particulars of the candidates submitted to INEC within seven days.
“In compliance to that, we hereby publish the list of candidates submitted to INEC.
“These names will equally be published in all the constituencies and local government headquarters where elections will hold.
“What we published are the list of candidates for Presidential and National Assembly candidates,” he said.
In Anambra Central Senatorial District, the published candidates are Charles Odunukwe of Peoples Democratic (PDP), Mr Umeh of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and Mrs Ekwunife of All Progressives Congress (APC).
In South Senatorial District, a serving senator, Andy Uba of the APC, Chukwunedum Ubah of the PDP and Nicholas Ukachukwu of APGA made the list.
For North Senatorial District, a former senator, Margery Okadigbo of the APC, Mrs Oduah of the PDP and Chinedu Emeka of APGA made the provisional list.
Mr Nkedife said the list of state governorship and state House of Assembly candidates will be published on November 2.
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