At last, INEC names Ozigbo PDP candidate

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THE Independent National Electoral Commission has named Valentine Ozigbo as the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party for the November 6 Anambra governorship election.

The commission had on July 16 and August 19 published the list of candidates for the Anambra election with no candidate listed for PDP.

INEC National Commissioner and chairman (Information and Voter Education Committee), Festus Okoye, in a statement in Abuja, on Thursday, said the commission decided to recognize Ozigbo based on the latest Appeal Court order.

Okoye said, “The commission was served with two judgments of the Court of Appeal (Awka Judicial Division) in respect of the candidature of the PDP for the Anambra governorship election.

“The court has ordered the commission to recognize and publish the name of Valentine Ozigbo as the governorship candidate.”

According to him, INEC has also listed Lilian Enemo as the party’s Deputy governorship candidate.

Meanwhile, INEC said it had also rescinded its decision to distribute the replacement of non-sensitive materials from its South-East Zonal stores in Owerri.

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