INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has stated that the Anambra Central senatorial re-run election scheduled for January 13, 2018 will hold.

This was made known by the State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Nkwachukwu Orji, on Thursday.

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He said the legal department of the electoral body had studied the judgements and asked them to go ahead with the election as ordered by the Court of Appeal as against the Justice John Tsoho-led Federal High Court judgement.

Orji added that the commission had already commenced training of its ad hoc personnel.

He said: “Our legal department has asked us to go ahead and obey the Court of Appeal order against the Federal High Court judgement. So, we are going ahead to conduct the election on January 13.

“We are going on with the election as scheduled. We have started training ad hoc personnel ahead of the poll.”

The Anambra Central Senatorial District had been without a senator since 2015 when the Court of Appeal, Enugu Division, sacked the occupant of the position, Uche Ekwunife.