INEC gives date for Anambra Central Senatorial District re-run Election

The notice came after the just concluded gubernatorial election held on November 18, 2017 in the state, where the incumbent Governor Willie Obiano retained the Governorship seat for the 2nd term.
INEC gives date for Anambra Central Senatorial District re-run Election
INEC gives date for Anambra Central Senatorial District re-run Election/ Photo: Guardian
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has slated January 13, 2018 as date to conduct the Anambra Central Senatorial District re-run election, in the state.

Surge.ng gathered that the Senatorial seat was vacant since Election-Tribunal nullified the election for the post in 2015, and after the Appeal court sitting in Abuja on Monday, the court ordered INEC to conduct the poll within 90 days of the judgment.

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In a statement released by the INEC National Commissioner, Mr Haruna Mohammed on Friday; “Following the determination of this case, lNEC has decided that all encumbrances to the conduct of the rerun election have now been removed.
There is presently no court order restraining lNEC from conducting the election. The Commission has considered all the circumstances surrounding the election particularly the 90-day time-frame ordered by the Court of Appeal.
It also considered the demands for preparing adequately for the election as well as the coming Yuletide and decided that the rerun election shall take place on Saturday Jan. 13, 2018.
We hope that the delay has served to clarify some grey areas in our electoral process to make it stronger, freer, fairer and more credible,” Mohammed noted.
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The notice came after the just concluded gubernatorial election held on November 18, 2017 in the state, where the incumbent Governor and candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) Willie Obiano retained the Governorship seat for the 2nd term.

Also recall that the Governor received certificate of return from INEC on Wednesday, November 22.

 

 

 

 

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