INEC Approves November 18 For Anambra Governorship Election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), National Commissioner, Solomon Soyebi, has said that the commission has approved 18 November, 2017 for the conduct of the Anambra governorship election.

Disclosing this on Thursday in Abuja, Soyebi said the 1999 Constitution as amended, and the Electoral Act, had stipulated that the earliest day for the conduct of the election shall be Oct. 18, while latest date for the election shall be Feb 14, 2018.

It also stipulated that the tenure of the current state governor would expire on March 16, 2018.

According to INEC timetable for the election, campaigns by political parties will start on Aug. 18 and close by Nov. 16, while primaries will be held between July 22 and Sept. 2.