With less than a month to the Anambra governorship election, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released the final list of candidates for the poll.
Legit.ng gathered that in a list released on Thursday, October 7, the commission added the name Valentine Chineto Ozigbo as a cadidate for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Recall that the opposition didn't have it's candidate in the list earlier released by the national electoral commission back in July.
Festus Okoye, the national commissioner and chairman, information and voter education committee in a statement shared on Facebook said by 18 registered political parties will be participating in the election scheduled to hold on November 6.
See the final list of candidates below:
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1. Ekene Alex Nwankwo (Accord Party, A)
2. Doreen Ifeoma Madukaarisa (Action Alliance, AA)
3. Obi Sylvester Chukwudozie (African Action Congress, AAC)
4. Akachukwu Sullivan Nwankpo (African Democratic Congress, ADC)
5. Prince Ume-Ezeoke Afam Luke Douglas (Action Democratic Party, ADP)
6. Emmanuel Andy Nnamdi Uba (All Progressives Congress, APC)
7. Chukwuma Michael Umeoji (All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA)
8. Eze Robinson Chukwuma (Allied Peoples Movement, APM)
9. Azubuike Philip Echetebu (Action Peoples Party, APP)
10. Chika Jerry Okeke (Boot Party, BP)
11. Agbasimalo Obiora Emmanuel (Labour Party, LP)
12. Ohajimkpo Leonard Emeka (New Nigeria Peoples Party, NNPP)
13. Adaobi Uchenna Okpeke (National Rescue Movement, NRM)
14. Valentine Chineto Ozigbo (Peoples Democratic Party, PDP)
15. Nnamdi Nwawuo (Peoples Redemption Party, PRP)
16. Ekelem Edward Arinze (Social Democratic Party, SDP)
17. Ifeanyi Patrick Ubah (Young Progressive Party, YPP)
18. Ugwoji Martin Uchenna (Zenith Labour Party, ZLP)
Anambra election: IGP deploys new commissioner, special forces
Earlier, the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba ordered the immediate posting of Echeng Echeng as the new commissioner of police in Anambra state.
Echeng takes over from Tony Olofu, who has been redeployed to the Force Headquarters, Abuja.
The police boss also ordered the deployment of a detachment of police special forces to complement the ongoing peace-building efforts of the Nigeria Police Force Operation Restore Peace in Anambra.
Anambra election: Governor Obiano says PDP, APC will suffer serious defeat
Meanwhile, Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra state passed a verdict on the PDP and the APC ahead of the forthcoming governorship election in the state.
The governor said the two leading opposition political parties in Anambra have already given up on the November 6 gubernatorial election in the state.
He argued that the parties have practically conceded victory to the ruling All progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).