The electoral umpire also named Andy Uba, who won the controversial primaries of All progressives Congress, APC, as the candidate of the party for the November poll.
These were contained in the list of candidates for the Anambra State governorship election published by the commission.
Prior to the primary elections, both PDP and APGA had been rocked by a leadership crisis with two factions laying claims for leadership of the party.
While the Victor Oye-led faction conducted the primaries that produced former Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Prof. Charles Soludo, Jude Okeke faction conducted the primary poll that declared Umeoji as the party’s candidate.
The PDP National Working Committee on June 26, 2021, conducted their primaries at the Dora Akunyili Women Development Centre Awka, with Valentine Ozigbo emerging as their candidate, while on the same day a group led by Chris Uba, conducted a parallel primaries at Paul University Awka, where Senator Ugochukwu Uba, the elder brother of Chris Uba and Andy Uba the APC candidate for the election emerged as candidate.
INEC national commissioner and Chairman of the information and voter education committee, Festus Okoye, said the decision was based on the judgments and court orders served on the commission in relation to the primaries of the political parties and other processes leading to the election.
He said the commission would continue to act in consonance with the constitution and the law and will continue to obey the judgments and orders of courts served on it.
Okoye added that the personal particulars of the candidates would be published in the Commissions Notice Board in Awka, Anambra State.
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|LIST OF CANDIDATES FOR STATE GOVERNORSHIP ELECTION SCHEDULED FOR 6TH NOVEMBER 2021|
By the Timetable and Schedule of Activities for Anambra State Governorship Election, the publication of the list of candidates takes place on 16th July 2021. Here is the list of candidates for the election: