INEC fixes Nov 18 for Anambra gov election

Chidi Samuel ||The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced that the Anambra governorship election will hold on November 18, 2017.

The date was disclosed by Solomon Soyebi, a national commissioner INEC, at a news conference on Thursday at Abuja.

According to him, the 1999 constitution as amended, and the electoral act had stipulated that the earliest day for the conduct of the election shall be October 18, while the latest date for the election shall be February 14, 2018.

INEC timetable for the election states that campaigns by political parties will start on August 18 and close on November 16, while primaries will be held between July 22 and September 2.

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No political party has nominated a candidate for the election yet.

Although, some politicians from the state have tacitly expressed interest in giving a shot.

The Government house Awka is currently occupied by Governor Willie Obiano of APGA.