INEC releases date for Anambra central senatorial election

INEC releases date for Anambra central senatorial election

- The minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed, says the federal government cannot stop people from selling their votes during election periods

- Willie Obiano receives his certificate of return from the Independent National Electoral Commission

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced that the Anambra central senatorial re-run elections will be conducted on January 13, 2018.

Solomon Soyebi, the INEC national commission disclosed this to Channel TV on Thursday, November 23.

This comes two years after the election to fill the seat was nullified by the Election Tribunal while there have been several court cases on the matter since 2015.

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Meanwhile, the minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed, has said the federal government cannot stop people from selling their votes during election periods.

The minister made the statement when praising the successful conclusion of the Anambra state governorship election, Vanguard reports.

He said the outcome of the election showed that the Buhari administration had provided a level playing ground for all.

Mohammed stated that the APC administration wants the people of Nigeria to decide the outcome of every election.

In a related news, the incumbent governor and winner of Saturday, November 18 gubernatorial election in Anambra state, Willie Obiano has received his certificate of return from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

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NAIJ.com gathered that the governor received the certificate on Wednesday, November 22 from the INEC, following his victory in the Saturday’s governorship poll.

It was gathered that the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Anambra, Dr. Nkwachukwu Orji, handed over the certificate of return to Obiano at INEC’s headquarters in Awka, the state capital.

NAIJ.com special report on Anambra governorship election on NAIJ.com TV

Source: Naija.ng

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