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Anambra Central Senatorial Re-run To Hold Jan 13

The Anambra Central senatorial re-run election has been scheduled to hold on January 13, 2018, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC announced.

Nkwachukwu Orji, the State Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC, who gave the assurance in a telephone interview on Thursday, said the legal debacle hindering the election from holding had been resolved.

Orji said the legal department had studied the judgements and asked them to go ahead with the election as ordered by the Court of Appeal as against the Justice John Tsoho-led Federal High Court judgement.

Orji added that the commission had already commenced training of its ad hoc personnel.

“Our legal department has asked us to go ahead and obey the Court of Appeal order against the Federal High Court judgement. So, we are going ahead to conduct the election on January 13.

“We are going on with the election as scheduled. We have started training ad hoc personnel ahead of the poll,” the REC also said.

The Anambra Central Senatorial District had been without a senator since 2015 when the Court of Appeal, Enugu Division, sacked the occupant of the position, Mrs Uche Ekwunife.

The court asked INEC to conduct a re-run in the district within 90 days, while disqualifying Ekwunife and her political party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), from participating in the re-run.

The PDP challenged its exclusion in the re-run at the Federal High Court, Abuja which granted judgement in its favour.

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