INEC announces date for Anambra governorship election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has scheduled the Anambra Governorship poll for November 6.

INEC announced the timetable and schedule of activities for the election in a statement issued on Tuesday in Abuja by its Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye.

Mr Okoye said that the commission met on Tuesday and deliberated on the forthcoming election.

He said party primaries and resolution of disputes arising from the primaries would take place between June 10 and July 1.

“By virtue of Section 178(1) & (2) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended) and Section 25(7) & (8) of the Electoral Act, 2010 (as amended), election into the office of a State Governor shall hold not earlier than 150 days and not later than 30 days before the expiration of the term of office of the last holder of the office.

“Constitutionally and statutorily, the tenure of the governor of Anambra will expire on March 17, 2022 and the earliest date for the Election into the office of Governor, Anambra, shall be Oct. 18, 2021 and the latest date for the election shall be Feb. 15, 2022.

“In the exercise of the powers conferred on it by the Constitution, the Electoral Act and all other powers enabling it in that regard, INEC has fixed Nov. 6 as the date for the conduct of the Anambra Governorship election,” Mr Okoye said.

 

– NAN

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