Umahi, Akpabio in, Lawan out as INEC unveils candidates for 2023 elections (SEE LIST)

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Tuesday released the final list of presidential and National Assembly candidates for the 2023 general elections.

In a statement signed by INEC National Commissioner and Chairman of Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, the duo of Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi and former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, were cleared for the election.

However, the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, was conspicuously missing from the list.

Umahi won the All Progressives Congress (APC) senatorial rerun primary held in Ebonyi South senatorial district on July 31.

The governor polled 250 votes while his younger brother, Austin, who had earlier withdrawn from the race, garnered 10 votes in the exercise held at Afikpo North local council headquarters.

The duo of Mrs. Elizabeth Chukwu and Mrs. Ann Agom-Eze, who was Umahi’s main rival for the ticket, polled five and zero votes respectively.

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