The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has slated November 6, 2021, for the conduct of the Anambra State Gubernatorial election.
In a statement released Tuesday, by the National Commissioner in charge of information and Voter Education Festus Okoye, the commission also released the time table for the Election in line with Section 178(1) & (2) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended) and Section 25(7) & (8) of the Electoral Act, 2010 (as amended).
Constitutionally and statutorily, the tenure of the Governor of Anambra State will expire on the 17th March 2022 and the earliest date for the election into the office of Governor, Anambra State, shall be 18th October 2021 and the latest date for the election shall be 15th February 2022.
Okoye said in the exercise of the powers conferred on the commission by the Constitution, the Electoral Act and all other powers enabling it in that regard, the Commission fixed November 6, 2021, as the date for the conduct of the Anambra State Governorship election.
He said the Commission will issue the statutory Notice for Election on June 9, 2021, while the Collection of Forms EC9 (Formerly CF001) and EC9B (Formerly CF002) for the election will take place on June 10, 2021, just as the conduct of party primaries and resolution of disputes arising from the primaries will take place between June 10 and July 1, 2021.
The National Commissioner said the Personal Particulars of the candidates will be published on July 16, 2021, while parties will commence campaigns on August 8, 2021.
The Final List of Nominated Candidates according to Okoye’s statement will be published on October 7, 2021.
The Commission enjoins all the registered political parties to pay close attention to the timelines and schedule of activities outlined in the Timetable and Schedule of Activities as they are constitutional and statutorily provisions.