There is anxiety in Ebonyi following the delisting of People’s Democratic Party(PDP) candidates by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from the governorship and National Assembly election.
A check by The Nation on INEC’s website shows the governorship and deputy governorship candidates of the party, Ifeanyi Ọdịi and Senator Igwe Nwagu were conspicuously missing from the updated list.
The three senatorial candidates of the party, Senator Sam Egwu (Ebonyi North); Lazy Ogbe(Ebonyi Central) and Senator Ama Nnachi(Ebonyi South) were also missing from the list. Five out of the six House of Representative candidates were also not included in the updated list.
Those whose names were missing are Idu Igariwey (Afikpo North/South); Jerry Obasi (Ọhaozara/Onicha/Ivo); Ogbonnia Nwanne (Ikwo/Ezza South); Chukwuma Ofoke (Abakaliki/Izzi), and Victor Aleke (Ebonyi/Ohaukwu).
In the updated list, INEC listed Mr Emmanuel Nwoke as the candidate of PDP for Íshíelu/Ezza North constituency in place of Mr Obinna Nwachukwu who was listed as the candidate in the previous list released in September.