INEC bars fresh candidates for Anambra Central senatorial re-run election

Posted by News Express | 9 February 2016 | 3,004 times

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Dr Lawrence Azubuike, Resident Electoral Commissioner in Anambra, says new aspirants from political parties will not be allowed to contest in the re-run Anambra Central Senatorial election of March 5.

Azubuike stated this in a press statement he gave to newsmen in Awka over the weekend.

The statement said: following the Court of Appeal, Enugu Division judgment on Dec. 7 2015, the re-run election would be held in the zone on March 5.

“Pursuant to the said judgment, only political parties and candidates that participated in March 28, 2015 senatorial election in Anambra central Senatorial District will participate in the re-run election.’

The commissioner called on all stakeholders, voters and citizens to participate in the March 5 re-run election in Anambra Senatorial zone of the state.

The statement said the commission will strictly apply all the provisions of all relevant laws governing the election.

It further stated that all parties, their candidates and supporters, should adhere strictly to all laws and guidelines regulating the process.

The statement urged all duly registered voters to go and cast their votes at the polling units where they were registered. (NAN)


Source: News Express

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