INEC releases names of Enugu candidates for 2019 poll

Names of governorship candidates in Enugu State have been released by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

On the list were the top contenders, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Senator Ayogu Eze of All Progressives Congress (APC).

The list released on Friday also contained 37 others party candidates.

The list was displayed at the INEC Headquarters in Enugu on Friday in line with the guidelines for the 2019 general elections.

Others whose names appeared on the list include Ekene Uzodimma of United Progressives Party (UPP), Peter Aniagbaso of Social Democratic Party (SDP), Cajethan Eze of Action Democratic Party (ADC) and Emmanuel Nwankpa of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).

The names of candidates for the State House of Assembly elections were also displayed alongside the governorship candidates.

According to the timetable for the polls, political parties were expected to commence their campaigns on November 18.

Dr Emeka Ononamadu, the Resident Electoral Commissioner in Enugu State while briefing journalists earlier in the week, said the commission has so far not been found wanting in keeping to the guidelines and timetable for the polls.

Ononamadu assured that with the support of the people, INEC would deliver free, fair and credible elections next year in Enugu State.

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