The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released the final list for governorship elections coming up on March 9 with the name of the candidate for the All Progressives Party (APC) missing in Enugu State.
The implication is that the party has no candidate in the South-East state, INEC’s final list signed by Rose Oriaran-Anthony, Secretary, INEC, and published on the commission’s website, showed that Enugu APC has no governorship candidate.
In the 330-page final list of candidates, Enugu occupied pages 100 to 111, with the APC having ‘NONE’ in the provision for candidate.
A Federal High Court in Abuja had sacked Senator Ayogu Eze as the governorship candidate of the party in Enugu State.
In the judgement delivered by Hon. Justice I. Ekwo of the Federal High Court 5, the court asked INEC to recognise George Ogara as the candidate.
But the APC’s National Working Committee (NWC) is yet to obey the order of the court, which had asked that Ogara’s name be submitted to INEC.
Ogara said that he served all the relevant parties the court judgement, and wondered why they were yet to comply appropriately.
INEC on its part said that not having APC’s governorship candidate for Enugu State was in obedience to court order as the party was yet to submit a fresh name after Ayogu was sacked.