…says election is subjudice
Minister of labour and employment Dr Chris Ngige, has called laughable his name inclusion by independent electoral Commission(INEC) as a candidate in the rerun Anambra Central Senatorial Election being conducted Saturday, January 13, 2018.
He said for the information of the General Public and voters as well as numerous supporters in Anambra Central Senatorial District, that he is not participating in the said election which can be described as a charade.
“I have since by a letter dated 11th January 2016 withdrawn from this rerun Election when it was earlier scheduled for March 2016 in accordance with the provisions of sections 33 & 35 of the Electoral Act 2010 for personal & Family reasons.
My party, the APC accepted and promptly wrote INEC for my substitution. It went ahead and communicated its intention to organise a primary election for my substitution”
Ngige, stated that the primary election monitored by INEC was organised at Awka and the name of a new candidate that emerged was promptly submitted, only for INEC to reject the new candidate on 29 January.
“My party, the APC and INEC are in the Court of Appeal Abuja over this obnoxious & illegal action of INEC with hearing on the matter fixed for 23rd of January”
Idi Jude Abuja