The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has recognized Mr Valentine Ozigbo as the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the Nov. 6 Anambra governorship election.
The commission had on July 16 and August 19 published the list of candidates for the Anambra election with no candidate listed for PDP.
However, Mr Festus Okoye, National Commissioner, and Chairman of Information and Voter Education Committee said INEC met on Thursday and considered a number of issues relating to the governorship election, including the latest court order.
He said: “The Court of Appeal has ordered the commission to recognize and publish the name of Ozigbo as the governorship candidate.”
He noted that earlier, PDP had substituted its deputy governorship candidate within the deadline provided by law.
Okoye said, accordingly, the governorship candidate was Ozigbo and the deputy governor, Lilian Enemo.
He said the final list of candidates would be published on Oct. 7 as provided in the timetable and schedule of activities for the election.
On movement of non-sensitive materials for the election, Okoye said INEC would be in position to deploy its materials from its Awka office instead of the earlier stated Zonal office in Owerri.