The INEC decision to drop the names of some Gubernatorial candidates in the forthcoming Anambra State governorship elections is due to a court order.
Top of the list is former Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN Governor, Prof Chukwuma Soludo.
National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, said “the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) met yesterday, Thursday, 15th July 2021 and among other things considered the list/personal particulars of candidates nominated by the various political parties for the Anambra State governorship election scheduled to hold on 6th November 2021.
“The Commission also considered and took cognizance of the Judgments/Court Orders served on it in relation to the primaries of the political parties and other processes leading to the election.
“In line with section 31(3) of the Electoral Act, 2010 (as amended) the personal particulars of the candidates will be published in the Commissions notice board in Awka, Anambra State while the names of the candidates, their gender, party, age, qualification and the Commission’s decision/ remarks are herein attached.
“The Commission will 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.