Tension in Anambra over INEC guber list

As tension mounts in Anambra State over release of the list of candidates for the November 16, 2013 governorship election, Comrade Tony Nwoye, the candidate the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has called on his supporters to remain calm and law abiding, as the matter was being resolved. Though Nwoye was the candidate that won the PDP primaries and his name and that of his running mate, Dr. Amamchukwu Ezike, duly submitted to INEC by the PDP, INEC published the name of Prince Nicholas Ukachukwu, who came second as the party candidate, saying it acted on court order.

INEC’s action has raised a lot of dust in the state since Tuesday night, with many, saying they would not accept the commission’s action as, according to them, it amounted to denying the people their mandate. But addressing a press conference yesterday, the Director General, Tony Nwoye Campaign Organisation, Prince Okey Ezenwa, urged the supporters not to lose sleep over the development, as it would be resolved in a very short time, assuring them that our candidate has not forged any document and will not forge any.But in a swift reaction, Prince Ukachukwu, who appeared confident, told newsmen that in a democracy, people were bound to campaign and express their views but emphatically insisted that he remained the candidate of PDP and cannot be upturned as the court has spoken.



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