Voter sues INEC, parties and others for alleged violation of electoral law
Anambra State Governor Willie Obiano appealed to the electorate of the Idemili North State Local Council to give the Grand Alliance All Progressives (APGA) and its candidate for the post of Governor, Professor Chukwuma Soludo, double the 12,000 votes they gave him during his re-election on November 18, 2017.
Addressing the electorate and other stakeholders during APGA’s campaign tour in the region yesterday, Obiano recalled that Idemili Nord had given him 12,000 votes and urged them to mobilize more votes for the APGA candidate on November 6.
Obiano, who is also the national leader and chairman of the APGA board of directors, congratulated the people of Idemili Nord for supporting his administration for all these years.
In his speech, Soludo thanked the people for their support, assuring that the position of the Igbo people would be addressed within the party, if he supports his ambition to be the head of the state executive.
Accompanied by his running mate, Dr Onyekachukwu Ibezim, the APGA flag bearer revealed that his manifesto is for young people, women, the poor and the vulnerable, declaring his ability to implement the manifesto.
At the event, the former national president of APGA, Senator Victor Umeh, described Soludo as the legacy project from the governor to Ndi Anambra.
IN what constitutes a litmus test for Nigeria’s electoral laws, a voter, Mr. Ifeanyichukwu Okonkwo, applied to the Federal High Court in Awka, Anambra State, for an order disqualifying four candidates and their parties from the election of the governor of November 6.
The 10 defendants in trial No FHC / AWK / CS / 71/2021, which arrives today, include APGA, Soludo, All Progressives Congress (APC), Sen. Andy Uba, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Valentine Ozigbo, Progressive Youth Party (YPP), Sen. Ifeanyi Ubah, Resident Election Commissioner of Anambra State (REC) and Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The implication of the prosecution is that in the event that one of the defendants wins the November 6 ballot before the issue is decided, a court ruling may invalidate their victory.