Anambra Central: Okonkwo writes INEC over PDP ticket, rule of law


One of the candidates laying claim to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Anambra Central senatorial ticket, Senator Annie Okonkwo, has written the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, over PDP’s alleged plans to conduct fresh primaries for the ticket on January 9 despite pending litigations on the issue.

The Court of Appeal recently nullified the election of Uche Ekwunife, who contested on the platform of PDP and ordered a fresh election within 90 days.

Okonkwo, in the letter by his counsel, Chief Solomon Moh, SAN, wondered why INEC listed Ekwunife as the candidate after publishing his name on its website.

He asked INEC to halt further actions on the issue pending the Supreme Court’s decision on January 29. He cautioned against PDP’s plan to hold fresh primaries on Saturday to pick a new candidate for the yet to be fixed election.


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