Anambra Governorship Election: INEC releases list of candidates

The The Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) today released the names of 23 governorship candidates for the Anamabra polls, for the people of Anambra to begin the process of choosing candidates of their choice in the fourth coming November 16 election.

INEC says it has made use of the court orders and the form submitted by parties to compile the names on its candidates list.

For APGA and PDP which had issues with its candidates, INEC has published Mr Nicholas Ukachukwu as the PDP candidate and Mr. Willie Obiano is for APGA.

While Mr. Ifeanyi Uba is for Labour Party and Mr. Chris Ngige is for the APC.

INEC says the names on the list are the people permitted to stage campaigns for the election.

The battle to resolve the PDP candidate has been on for several weeks, a tough contest between Mr. Tony Nwoye and senator Andy Uba, but both men didn’t make INEC’s list.

The INEC however warned that only those on the list published by it are allowed to conduct electioneering campaigns, and any violation of this rule amounts to an electoral offence and security agencies are urged to intervene as such.

The candidates

Okeke Chika Jerry (AA)
Chukwuemeka Nwankwo (ACCORD)
Dr Ifeatu Ekelem (ACD)
Engr Anthony Anene (ACPN)
Comrade Aaron Igweze (AD)
Chief Anayo Arinze (ADC)
Patrick Chukwuka Ibeziako (APA)
Senator Chris Ngige (APC)
Chief Willie Obiano (APGA)
Chief Austin Nwangwu (CPP)
Chijioke Geofrey Ndubuisi (DPP)
Christian Ikechukwu Otti (ID)
Chief Dennis Nwaforka Oguge (KOWA)
Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah (LP)
Pastor Simon Okafor (MPPP)
Okoknkwo Webster (NCP)
Prince Leonard Uchendu (NNPP)
Nicholas Ukachukwu (PDP)
Godwin Ezeemo (PPA)
Hon Basil Ijedinma (PPN)
Onuarah Onyeachonam (SDP)
Barr Okoye Godson (UDP)
Prince Akaneebu Ogochukwu (UPP)


  1. We stand on continuity,APGA is our party. Sir Willie God is wit u

  2. 23 cabdidates?! Nigeria politics is a joke


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