Wednesday, February 10, 2016

New REC for Anambra Central Senatorial rerun

•PDP excluded from election

A new Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) has been appointed for the Anambra Central Senatorial rerun. He is Lawrence Azubuike. He replaces Edwin Nwatarali.

According to the Independent National Electoral Commission (IENC), the March 5 election will feature candidates in the March 28, 2015 election, except the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate.

A statement by Azubuike did not specify whether the All Progressives Congress (APC) would participate in the election as there had been speculations that the APC would not participate, with the PDP having been allegedly disqualified.

However, INEC has scheduled a meeting for tomorrow at its headquarters in Awka, to clarify the matter.

The statement reads: "The commission also decided that pursuant to the said judgment, only the political parties and candidates who participated in the March 28, 2015 election, excluding the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, will participate in the rerun.

"We reiterate that any candidate who did not contest last year's election is not eligible to contest the rerun. All registered voters are enjoined to cast their votes at designated polling units where they were registered.

"In its resolve to ensure a credible election, the commission shall strictly apply all the provisions of relevant laws governing the election. Consequently, parties, their candidates and supporters are required to adhere strictly to all laws, regulations and guidelines regulating the process."

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