Following a court order, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) recognized Valentin Ozigbo as a candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for the elections for governor of Anambra on November 6th.
The commission announced this a statement by Mr Festus Okoye, National Commissioner and Chairman of the Information and Voter Education Committee, announced in Abuja on Thursday.
Okoye said INEC met on Thursday and discussed a number of issues related to the gubernatorial election, including the recent court order.
“The Court of Appeal has ordered the Commission to recognize and publish Ozigbo’s name as a candidate for governor,” he said.
He stated that Previously had the PDP replaced its deputy gubernatorial candidate within the statutory deadline.
Accordingly, Okoye said the gubernatorial candidate was Ozigbo and the deputy governor n Lilian Enemo.
He said the final list of candidates will be released on October 7th, as stated in the schedule e and timing of the elections.
Regarding the transportation of non-sensitive material for the election, Okoye said that INEC would be able to distribute its materials from its Awka office in place of the aforementioned zone office in Owerri.
He recalled that the INEC State Office in Awka was from unknown armed men was attacked.
“The damage to the physical structure was great. Likewise, the destruction of movable material, including 50 percent of the non-sensitive material that was already supplied for the elections.
“While the Commission is trying to rebuild the physical facilities, we have made a pragmatic decision to to distribute the replacement of non-sensitive materials from our South East Zonal Stores in Owerri to meet our deadlines.
“For the sake of clarity, the non-sensitive materials are non-pharmaceutical COVID-19 Items such as hand sanitizer and face masks, envelopes, posters, stickers, tape, scissors, liquid chewing gum and other stationery mainly needed at the polling station level, ”he pointed out By the deadline for completing work on the destroyed physical facilities, INEC was convinced that the ongoing work would be completed by the end of September ürden.
“Therefore, the Commission is now able to move from our office in Awka, where the stacking and distribution of all non-sensitive materials takes place.