Valentine Ozigbo has been named by the Independent National Electoral Commission as the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the November 6 Anambra governorship election.
The commission had on July 16 and August 19 published the list of candidates for the Anambra election with no candidate listed for PDP.
INEC in a statement by its National Commissioner and chairman (Information and Voter Education Committee), Festus Okoye, in a statement in Abuja, on Thursday, said the commission decided to recognize Ozigbo following the latest Appeal Court order.
Okoye said, “The commission was served with two judgments of the Court of Appeal (Awka Judicial Division) in respect of the candidature of the PDP for the Anambra governorship election.
“The court has ordered the commission to recognize and publish the name of Valentine Ozigbo as the governorship candidate.”
iVotesNG had reported the Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja had on September 3 declared Ozigbo as the authentic candidate of the PDP.