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Obiano begs Idemili North to double his re-election votes for Soludo

By Leo Sobechi (Abuja) and Uzoma Nzeagwu (Awka)
26 October 2021   |   4:07 am
Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, has appealed to electorate in Idemili North Local Council of the state to give the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and its governorship candidate, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo...
Willie Obiano

Willie Obiano. Photo; WILLIEMOBIANO

Voter sues INEC, parties, others for alleged Electoral Act breach

Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, has appealed to electorate in Idemili North Local Council of the state to give the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and its governorship candidate, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, double of 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 of the area, yesterday, Obiano recalled that Idemili North gave him 12,000 votes and urged them to mobilise more votes for the APGA candidate on November 6.

Obiano, who is also the National Leader and Board of Trustees Chairman of APGA, commended Idemili North people for supporting his administration all these years.

In his speech, Soludo thanked the people for their support, assuring that the position of Igbo people would be addressed in the party, if they support his ambition to be the state’s chief executive.

Accompanied by his running mate, Dr. Onyekachukwu Ibezim, the APGA flag-bearer revealed that his manifesto was for the youth, women, the poor and vulnerable, declaring his capability to deliver on the manifesto.

At the event, the former National Chairman of APGA, Sen. Victor Umeh, described Soludo as the governor’s legacy project to Ndi Anambra.

IN what comes as an acid test for Nigeria’s electoral laws, a voter, Mr. Ifeanyichukwu Okonkwo, has approached the Federal High Court, Awka, Anambra State, for an order disqualifying four candidates and their parties from the November 6 governorship election.

The 10 defendants in the suit No FHC/AWK/CS/71/2021, which comes up today, include, APGA, Soludo, All Progressives Congress (APC), Sen. Andy Uba, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Valentine Ozigbo, Young Progressives Party (YPP), Sen. Ifeanyi Ubah, Anambra State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) and Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The implication of the suit is that in the event that any of the defendants wins the November 6 poll before the matter is determined, a court ruling by may invalidate their victory.