Eleven political parties have substituted their nominations for the November 6 Anambra governorship poll.
This was contained in a statement on Thursday by the Independent National Electoral Commission’s Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Mr Festus Okoye.
Okoye said the timetable and schedule of activities approved by INEC on January 18, provided for withdrawal/substitution of candidates, in line with Section 35 of the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended).
“Accordingly, by the deadline of July 30 fixed by the commission, seven governorship, and 11 deputy governorship candidates, were substituted by 11 out of the 18 political parties,” he added.
Okoye listed the parties that substituted candidates to include:
Accord Party, with Maduka Godwin as governorship candidate and Obi Ifeatu as his deputy
Action Alliance, with Ettaba Chukwuogo as governorship candidate and Uchero Nwao as his deputy.
African Action Congress, with Nwankwo Chidozie as governorship candidate and Nwaebili Clare as deputy
Action Democratic Party, with Maxwell Chukwujama as deputy governorship candidate.
All Progressives Congress had Chukwuemeka Okafor as deputy governorship candidate
Allied Peoples Movement, submitted Onyejegbu Okwudili and Onuora Letitia as substituted governorship and deputy governorship candidates respectively.
Ezenwafor Victor and Ojukwu Chukwuma as National Rescue Movement substituted governorship and deputy governorship candidates
Igbo Gozie as deputy governorship candidate for Peoples Redemption Party.
Uzoh Godwin as governorship and Chira Obiora as deputy governorship candidates of the Social Democratic Party
Okechukwu Eze as deputy governorship candidate of the Young Progressives Party.
Zenith Labour Party, submitted Okonkwo Francis as governorship candidate and Jessie Uka as his deputy.
The substituted candidates for All Progressives Ground Alliance, “in line with the court order”, is Charles Soludo, as governorship candidate, and Ibezim Gilbert, as his deputy.
INEC said the final list of candidates would be published on October 7.