Will Saturday’s Anambra Central senatorial rerun hold? This is the question many are asking because of the conflicting judgements on the poll. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) appears determined to go ahead with the election, despite the objection of some political parties. Correspondent NWANOSIKE ONU reports.
The much-awaited Anambra Central senatorial rerun election is scheduled to hold on Saturday by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The seat has been vacant for the past two- and-a-half years, following series of legal battles.
Former Senator Uche Ekwunife who represented the zone was shoved aside by the Appeal Court sitting in Enugu in November 2015. The court declared that she was not properly nominated by her former party, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
Her removal followed the case instituted by Chief Victor Umeh of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) that he won the March 2015 election.
The court also ruled that a re-run should be held among the other candidates, excluding Ekwunife and her party.
There was also a caveat that the All Progressives Congress (APC) would not present any other candidate, except Senator Chris Ngige decided to re-contest. He was the party’s flag bearer in the election, before he was nominated to serve as a minister in the Muhammadu Buhari administration.
The implication is that the Minister of Labour and Employment would have to resign his appointment.
Thus, from all…